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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).
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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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British Dictionary definitions for heed

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 of heed

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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