to give careful attention to: He did not heed the warning.
to give attention; have regard.
careful attention; notice; observation (usually with give or take).
- heeder, noun
- un·heed·ed, adjective
- un·heed·ed·ly, adverb
- un·heed·ing, adjective
- un·heed·ing·ly, adverb
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How to use heed in a sentence
The veteran officer believes Garner might have survived had anybody heeded his pleas.‘I Can’t Breathe!’ ‘I Can’t Breathe!’ A Moral Indictment of Cop Culture | Michael Daly | December 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Judging by the frustration of U.S. officials attempting to track ISIS, the militants appear to have heeded that call.
A day earlier Cameron had written that the lessons of the Second World War should be heeded.Tony Blair Tells Europe to Quit Begging the U.S. for Help | Nico Hines | July 21, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Now the question is whether or not that warning will be heeded.
He also reminded them that the Cruz crazies heeded only themselves.Peter King: I Did My Best to Fight the Cruz Crazies | Michael Daly | October 1, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
He had "chains on," and came "shaking his chains" at the Greek scholar, who heeded him not, but went on with his studies.Second Edition of A Discovery Concerning Ghosts | George Cruikshank
The putrid flesh came away with the garments, but the drunkards never heeded.The Chequers | James Runciman
She saw the old life closing in on her, and hardly heeded his fanciful picture of renewal.Summer | Edith Wharton
He never heeded it, but others in the room turned at the sound, and a hush fell in the chamber.Mistress Wilding | Rafael Sabatini
From the benches came countless curses and jeers—Frankish and Arabic; he heeded none.God Wills It! | William Stearns Davis
British Dictionary definitions for heed
close and careful attention; notice (often in the phrases give, pay, or take heed)
to pay close attention to (someone or something)
- heeder, noun
- heedful, adjective
- heedfully, adverb
- heedfulness, noun
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