take note


Also, take notice. Pay attention, as in Take note, not one man here is wearing a tie, or The aide took notice of the boys throwing spitballs and reported them. An antonym is take no notice of, meaning “ignore,” as in Take no notice of them and they'll stop teasing you. [Late 1500s] Also see take notes.

Words Nearby take note

The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.

How to use take note in a sentence

  • take note of the characteristics which are peculiar to your model, and use them; do not change them nor idealize them.

    The Painter in Oil | Daniel Burleigh Parkhurst
  • I had time during the mêlée to take note of the actions of General Forrest, and I observed that a great change had come over him.

    A Little Union Scout | Joel Chandler Harris
  • When I came to take note of my surroundings I could not refrain from uttering an exclamation of surprise.

    A Little Union Scout | Joel Chandler Harris
  • Their mode of life necessitated a knowledge of Nature's laws; they had to take note of the seasons and measure time.

    Myths of Babylonia and Assyria | Donald A. Mackenzie
  • You were too sleepy to take note of it last night, but you came up here by a track fit for a lady's pony-carriage.

    Wandering Heath | Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch