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attention nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (mental focus)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)attenzione nf
 An employee brought the matter to my attention.
 Un impiegato ha sottoposto il problema alla mia attenzione.
attention nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (care)attenzione, cura nf
 The school's attention to my daughter's special needs has been excellent.
 La scuola presta attenzione ai bisogni speciali di mia figlia in modo eccezionale.
attention nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (military stance)sull'attenti loc 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.
 
Traduzioni aggiuntive
attentions nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." usually plural (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,
ADD,
A.D.D.,
ADHD
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(condition: hyperactivity)disturbo dell'attenzione nm
 It sometimes feels like all my students have attention deficit disorder!
 Certe volte mi sembra che tutti i miei studenti abbiano un disturbo dell'attenzione!
attention level livello di guardia nm
attention span nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (duration of concentration)curva dell'attenzione nf
 Most adults have an attention span of about 20 minutes.
 Di norma un adulto ha una curva dell'attenzione di circa 20 minuti.
attention to detail nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (notice given to the smallest elements of [sth])cura dei dettagli, attenzione ai dettagli nf
 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.
 Una delle differenze chiave tra un servizio buono e uno ottimo è l'attenzione ai dettagli. La cura dei dettagli dell'artista ha reso i suoi dipinti estremamente realistici.
attention-getting adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." informal (showy)vistoso agg
  che attira l'attenzione
 That certainly is an attention-getting outfit.
 Quello lì è proprio un vestito vistoso.
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 exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (be noticeable; draw interest)attirare l'attenzione vtr
  farsi notare v rif
 That new sports car is certain to attract attention.
 Quella nuova macchina sportiva attirerà certamente l'attenzione.
attract attention v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (signal)attirare l'attenzione vtr
 I shouted across the room to try and attract attention.
 Ho gridato nella stanza per cercare di attirare l'attenzione.
call attention to [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (point [sth] out)richiamare l'attenzione su qlcs vtr
call attention to sthg richiamare l'attenzione su qualcosa
catch the attention of [sb] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (be noticed)attirare l'attenzione di qlcn vtr
 His manly voice caught my attention.
 La sua voce maschile attirò la mia attenzione.
center of attention,
UK: centre of attention
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
US (focal point)centro dell'attenzione nm
 The UAE was the centre of attention as the region's biggest football tournament came to the country.
center of attention,
UK: centre of attention
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
US, figurative (focus of interest)punto focale nm
 The painting was the centre of attention at the exhibition.
centre of attention centro dell'attenzione
close attention estrema attenzione
come to the attention of [sb],
come to [sb]'s attention
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
(be noticed)venire a conoscenza di qlcs vi
 It has come to the attention of management that many employees are using the computers to play games.
 La direzione è venuta a conoscenza del fatto che diversi dipendenti usano i computer per giocare ai videogiochi.
command attention vtr + n (be striking, impressive)farsi notare v rif
  attirare l'attenzione vtr
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 vtr + n (behave in attention-seeking way)voler attirare l'attenzione vtr
  pretendere attenzione vtr
 That child is constantly demanding attention.
demand attention vtr + n (require urgent consideration)richiedere attenzione vtr
 Gun violence is a serious matter that demands attention.
detract attention vtr + n (distract people)distogliere l'attenzione vtr
  distogliere vtr
  distrarre vtr
detract attention from [sth] vtr + n (distract people from [sth])distogliere l'attenzione da qlcs vtr
direct attention to [sb],
direct your attention to [sth]/[sth/sb]
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
(attract notice, highlight)rivolgere l'attenzione a vtr
 I'd like to direct your attention to the graph at the top of Page 5 in the report.
direct your attention to rivolgere la propria attenzione a
direct your attention to [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (notice, look at)rivolgere l'attenzione a qlcn/qlcs vtr
 Please direct your attention to the front where the safety demonstration is being presented.
 Per favore rivolgete l'attenzione davanti a voi per la dimostrazione delle misure di sicurezza.
direct your attention to sthg dirigere la propria attenzione su qualcosa vtr
distract attention from [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (create a diversion)distogliere l'attenzione da qlcs vtr
 Magicians need to know how to distract attention from what they are doing. The gaudy packaging is just an attempt to distract attention from the shoddy product inside.
 I prestigiatori sanno come distogliere l'attenzione da quello che stanno facendo. La confezione sgargiante è solo un modo di distogliere l'attenzione dal prodotto scadente all'interno.
divert attention v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (create a distraction)distogliere l'attenzione da
 The Prime Minister's speech on immigration was an attempt to divert attention from more serious issues.
divided attention nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (multitasking)attenzione divisa nf
 The study investigates the influence of divided attention on the performance of car drivers.
draw attention vtr + n (be very noticeable)attirare l'attenzione vtr
 Garish clothing draws attention.
 L'abbigliamento sgargiante attira l'attenzione.
draw the attention attirare l'attenzione
draw the attention of v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (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 [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 v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (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.
 Devi prestare un'attenzione meticolosa alle istruzioni perché le dirò una volta sola. Prestava un'attenzione meticolosa al suo lavoro assicurandosi che fosse sempre perfetto.
pay attention vtr + n (be attentive)prestare attenzione vtr
 Pay attention! Don't keep reading when I'm talking to you!
pay attention to [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (take notice of) (ascoltare)prestare attenzione a, fare attenzione a vtr
 Please pay attention to this important information.
 Siete pregati di prestare attenzione a questa informazione importante.
pay attention to [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (concentrate on)prestare attenzione a qlcs, fare attenzione a qlcs vtr
  stare attento a qlcs vi
 Pay close attention to every word he says.
 Presta molta attenzione a ogni parola che dice.
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 close attention v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (take notice)prestare molta attenzione, fare molta attenzione vtr
 I was paying close attention but I still have no idea how the magician lifted your watch!
 Ho fatto molta attenzione ma non sono ancora in grado di capire come abbia fatto il mago a sollevare il tuo orologio!
pay close attention to [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (take notice of [sth])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 exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (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 v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (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 [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (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 exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (military: stand straight)stare sull'attenti vi
  mettersi sull'attenti v rif
 The entire company stood to attention in perfect unison.
 L'intera compagnia si mise sull'attenti all'unisono.
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
your whole attention tutta la tua attenzione
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