take (something) to heart


: to be deeply affected or hurt by something
He took their criticism (very much) to heart.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Investors appeared to take to heart assurances that depositors will be protected by federal authorities, helping to calm nerves in the banking sector. Joe Rennison Joe Rennison Emily Flitter Joe Rennison Erin Griffith Erin Griffith Ben Casselman Emily Flitter Emily Flitter Rob Copeland Joe Rennison Jeanna Smialek Jeanna Smialek Joe Rennison Ben Casselman Ben Casselman Jeanna Smialek Jeanna Smialek Ben Casselman Ben Casselman Joe Rennison Jeanna Smialek Jeanna Smialek Ben Casselman Ben Casselman Jeanna Smialek Ben Casselman Joe Rennison Ben Casse, New York Times, 14 Mar. 2023 The piece lays out the detective work involved in finding a potentially deadly pathogen and shares critical insight into protocols that researchers hope other hospitals will take to heart. Jessica Bartlett, BostonGlobe.com, 6 Mar. 2023 Below are four important takeaways from this year that every investor should take to heart. Jonathan I. Shenkman, Forbes, 29 Dec. 2022 That's a lesson America's Democratic Party, increasingly reliant on the votes of the country's cities and quick to focus on institutional sources of its electoral struggles, desperately needs to take to heart. Damon Linker, The Week, 5 Apr. 2022 When asked what makes Bowen such a great CFO, Jones had a simple answer, one that many in the role at other companies should take to heart. Dan Reilly, Fortune, 28 Jan. 2022 From my experience leading a global organization that hires approximately 25,000 college graduates each year, there are three key lessons every young employee should take to heart to succeed in this new era. Carmine Di Sibio, Quartz, 10 Nov. 2021 Recently, Billboard posed a difficult question that the live music industry—artists, managers, event producers, and most of all, technology vendors—should take to heart. Mike Schabel, Billboard, 23 June 2021 As hospitals struggle, officials are hoping people take to heart their urging to avoid gatherings and parties on Christmas Day. Anchorage Daily News, 26 Dec. 2020 See More

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“Take (something) to heart.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20%28something%29%20to%20heart. Accessed 30 May. 2023.

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