mind


mind

verb

Definition of MIND

1
to pay attention especially through the act of hearing <you'll be in big trouble if you don't straighten up and mind>
Near Antonyms discount, disregard
Antonyms ignore, tune out
2
chiefly dialect  to bring back to mind <I seem to mind such a tale from way back>
Synonyms flash back (to), hark back (to), harken back (to), hearken back (to), mind [chiefly dialect], recall, recollect, reminisce (about), reproduce, think (of)
3
to act according to the commands of <tell the children to mind the babysitter>
Synonyms adhere (to), comply (with), conform (to), follow, goose-step (to), mind, observe
Related Words defer (to), submit (to), surrender (to), yield (to); accede (to), acquiesce (to), agree (to), assent (to); attend, hear, heed, listen (to), mark, note, notice, regard, take, watch
Antonyms defy, disobey, rebel (against)
4
to be cautious of or on guard against <mind the slippery steps>
Synonyms guard (against), look out (for), mind, ware, watch out (for)
5
to have an interest or concern for <don't mind him; he's always complaining>
Synonyms look out (for), mind, watch
Related Words attend, heed, regard; note, notice, observe; empathize (with), feel (for), sympathize (with)
Near Antonyms disregard, ignore, overlook
6
to take charge of especially on behalf of another <the salesperson will mind the store while the manager goes out to lunch>
7
to take notice of and be guided by <mind the instructions that appear at the top of the first page of the exam>
Synonyms follow, listen (to), mind, note, observe, regard, watch
Related Words consider, contemplate, mull, ponder, weigh; comply (with), conform (to), keep, obey, respect; attend (to), hark (to), hear, hearken (to); mark, notice, see
Near Antonyms brush (aside or off), discount, dismiss, gloss (over), gloze (over), neglect, pass over, pooh-pooh (also pooh), scorn, shrug off; defy, flout; slight, snub

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