heed

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verb (used with object)

to give careful attention to: He did not heed the warning.

verb (used without object)

to give attention; have regard.

noun

careful attention; notice; observation (usually with give or take).

Origin of heed

before 900; Middle English heden, Old English hēdan; cognate with German hüten to guard, protect; akin to hood1

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heed

/ (hiːd) /

noun

close and careful attention; notice (often in the phrases give, pay, or take heed)

verb

to pay close attention to (someone or something)

Derived Forms

heeder, nounheedful, adjectiveheedfully, adverbheedfulness, noun

Word Origin for heed

Old English hēdan; related to Old Saxon hōdian, Old High German huoten
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