attention

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 /əˈtenʃən/

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attention nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (focus of the mind)attenzione nf
 The best students pay attention in class.
 Gli alunni migliori prestano attenzione in classe.
attention nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (notice with a view to action)attenzione nf
 An employee brought the matter to my attention.
 
Additional Translations
attention nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (care, consideration)attenzione, cura nf
 Leslie is known for her attention to detail.
 Leslie è nota per la sua attenzione ai dettagli.
attention nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (military)sull'attenti avv
  sull'attenti avv
 New recruits are required to stand at attention.
 Soldiers are required to stand to attention.
 Le nuove reclute devono mettersi sull'attenti.
 I soldati devono stare sull'attenti.
attention
attentions
nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors."
(amorous interest)attenzioni nfpl
 The princess enjoyed the attentions of many suitors.
 La principessa godeva delle attenzioni di molti pretendenti.
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Compound Forms/Forme composte
at attention advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (military: standing straight)sull'attenti
attention deficit disorder nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (hyperactivity disorder)sindrome da deficit di attenzione
 I have so many students with attention deficit disorder that I don't know how I will be able to teach!
attention level livello di guardia nm
attention span nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (duration of concentration)curva dell'attenzione
 Most adults have an attention span of about 20 minutes.
attention to detail nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (notice given to the smallest elements of [sth])cura dei dettagli
 One of the key differences between good service and top-notch service is in attention to detail.
 The artist's attention to detail made her paintings completely realistic.
attention-getting adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (ostentatious, showy)vistoso agg
  che attira l'attenzione
 That certainly is an attention getting outfit.
attention-getting adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." informal (done for attention)che attira l'attenzione
attract attention v (be noticeable; draw interest)attirare l'attenzione
  farsi notare
 That new sports car is certain to attract attention.
attract attention v (signal to [sb])attirare l'attenzione
 I shouted across the room to attract his attention.
call attention to richiamare l'attenzione su
call attention to [sth] v (point [sth] out)richiamare l'attenzione su vtr
call attention to sthg richiamare l'attenzione su qualcosa
catch the attention v (be noticed)essere notato vi
catch the attention of [sb] v (attract [sb]'s notice)attrarre l'attenzione vtr
center of attention
UK: centre of attention
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
US (focal point)centro dell'attenzione nm
center of attention
UK: centre of attention
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
US (focus of interest)punto focale nm
centre of attention centro dell'attenzione
close attention estrema attenzione
come to the attention of [sb] v (be noticed by [sb])venire all'attenzione di
  essere notato da
command attention v (be of striking appearance or bearing)essere imponente
  farsi notare
constant attention attenzione costante
deflect attention from [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (distract people from [sth])distogliere l'attenzione da qlcs vtr
demand attention v (be striking or impressive)essere imponente
  attirare l'attenzione
demand attention v (behave in an attention-seeking way)pretendere attenzione
demand attention v (require urgent consideration)richiedere attenzione
detract attention from [sth] vtr + n (distract people from [sth])distogliere l'attenzione da qlcs vtr
direct attention to vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (bring notice or focus to [sth])rivolgere l'attenzione a
direct your attention to rivolgere la propria attenzione a
direct your attention to [sth] v (cause you to notice [sth])rivolgere la tua attenzione a
direct your attention to sthg dirigere la propria attenzione su qualcosa vtr
distract attention from vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (create a diversion from)distogliere l'attenzione da
divert attention viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (create a distraction)distogliere l'attenzione da
divided attention nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (concentration on more than one thing)attenzione divisa nf
draw attention v (be eye-catching)attirare l'attenzione vtr
 Her laugh drew the attention of everyone in the room.
 Garish clothing draws attention.
 La risata rumorosa della studentessa attirò l'attenzione della professoressa che spiegava.
draw the attention attirare l'attenzione
draw the attention of vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (attract, interest)attirare l'attenzione di vtr
 The street entertainer drew the attention of a large crowd.
 Quell'uomo cercava di attirare l'attenzione dei passanti gesticolando
focus of attention centro dell'attenzione
focus the attention concentrare l'attenzione su
for the attention of alla cortese attenzione di
for the attention of [sb] advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (intended for [sb] to read)all'attenzione di
give attention prestare attenzione
give special attention to prestare particolare attenzione
have a short attention span avere una soglia di attenzione limitata
hold the attention viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (be interesting)mantenere viva l'attenzione vtr
 The movie had an entertaining beginning, but it failed to hold the attention of the audience for the entire ninety minutes.
 Il film ha un inizio intrigante, ma poi non riesce a mantenere viva l'attenzione del pubblico fino alla fine.
medical attention nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (assistance of a medical professional)cure mediche nfpl
meticulous attention nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (extreme diligence and care)attenzione meticolosa nf
 You must pay meticulous attention to the instructions, as I will only state them once.
 She paid meticulous attention to her work, ensuring it was always perfect.
pay attention v (concentrate)prestare attenzione
pay attention to [sb] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (listen to [sb])ascoltare qlcn vtr
  dare ascolto a qlcn vtr
 Pay attention to me when I'm trying to tell you something important.
pay attention to vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (take notice of)prestare attenzione a, fare attenzione a vtr
 Please pay attention to this important information.
pay close attention v (take notice, observe well)prestare molta attenzione a, fare molta attenzione a vtr
 Pay close attention to what I say because I won't repeat it.
pay no attention v (not take notice)non fare attenzione a, non guardare vtr
 Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.
 Non guardare l'uomo dietro la tenda.
pay no attention to vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (ignore, not take notice of)non fare attenzione a, non fare caso a vtr
 Pay no attention to his rudeness.
 Se lui ti tratta male, non farci caso.
pay special attention to vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (take specific note of)fare particolare attenzione a vtr
 The math teacher said we should pay special attention to the negative signs.
 Il professore di matematica ci ha detto che in algebra bisogna fare particolare attenzione ai numeri negativi.
selective attention nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (mental focus on [sth] in particular)attenzione selettiva nf
 The boy's selective attention helped him ignore his parents' calls.
stand at attention v (military: stand straight)stare sull'attenti
turn attention to volgere l'attenzione verso
undivided attention attenzione totale
urgent attention nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (immediate assistance or care)assistenza immediata, assistenza tempestiva nf
whole attention completa attenzione
with attention con attenzione
your whole attention tutta la tua attenzione
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