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take to heart

verb

1 take to heart

Get down to; pay attention to; take seriously.

synonym: attend to.

Roget 832: be discontented etc. adj.; quarrel with one's bread and butter; repine; regret etc. 833; wish one at the bottom of the Red Sea; take on, take to heart; shrug the shoulders; make a wry face, pull a long face; ... show more

Roget 837: be dejected etc. adj.; grieve; mourn etc. (lament) 839; take on, give way, lose heart, despond, droop, sink.    ... show more

Roget 828: feel pain, suffer pain, experience pain, undergo pain, bear pain, endure pain etc. n., smart, ache etc. (physical pain) 378; suffer, ... show more

Roget 822: be sensible etc. adj.; have a tender heart, have a warm heart, have a sensitive heart.    take to heart, treasure up in the heart; shrink.    die of a rose in aromatic pain" [Pope]; touch to the quick; touch on the raw, ... show more

Roget 900: resent, take amiss, take ill, take to heart, take offense, take umbrage, take huff, take exception; take in ill part, take in bad part, take in dudgeon; ne pas entendre raillerie [Fr.]; breathe revenge, cut up rough.    ... show more

Dutch: ter harte nemen, aantrekken


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