To pay attention to

to be courteous or attentive to; to wait upon as a lover; to court.

See also: Attention

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
"I wish you to pay attention to what I am going to say to you.
Rosalind was very reassuring on that point, and then said musingly, as if half to herself, "But that hill is dangerous, you know; and young people would do well to pay attention to the danger-board!"
"Messieurs," said he, "let no one of you raise his head as he walks, or appear to pay attention to me; continue walking, we are alone, listen to me."
We had been too absorbed in watching our fate to pay attention to each other.
As he was at last compelled to pay attention to them, his capacity for self-hate was multiplied.
He urged the world to pay attention to the RSS and BJP agenda which takes inspiration from Hitler and the ideology of Nazism.
'When I see kids of today, I tell them to pay attention to their books,' she said.
The people in the stands need to pay attention to the game.
The minister suggested Chairman PPP to pay attention to poor areas of Sindh.
KARACHI -- Karachi Mayor Wasim Akhtar on Wednesday appealed to the prime minister to pay attention to poor conditions of the city's hospitals which he said faced acute shortage of funds for procurement of medicines and essential items for patients.
Afridi added that Pakistan does not need to pay attention to what the world is saying and only focus on its own interests.
We do not need to pay attention to what the world is saying and should only focus on our own interests," he added.