give heed (to something)

give heed (to something)
give/pay ˈheed (to sb/sth) | take ˈheed (of sb/sth) idiom
(formal) to pay careful attention to sb/sth

They gave little heed to the rumours.

I paid no heed at the time but later I had cause to remember what he'd said.

Small businesses would be wise to take heed of the warnings contained in the Chancellor's speech.

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