take heed


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Verb1.take heed - listen and pay attention; "Listen to your father"; "We must hear the expert before we make a decision"
focus, pore, rivet, center, centre, concentrate - direct one's attention on something; "Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies"
incline - bend or turn (one's ear) towards a speaker in order to listen well; "He inclined his ear to the wise old man"
References in classic literature ?
Take heed: refrain and name me not, but have regard to the anger of the gods.'
TEIRESIAS Take heed, thou wilt provoke me to reveal The mystery deep hidden in my breast.
Achilles will not kill him nor let another do so, for he will take heed to his ways and sin not, and he will entreat a suppliant with all honourable courtesy."