Definition of note verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

      

    note

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//nəʊt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//noʊt//
     
    (rather formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they note
    BrE BrE//nəʊt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//noʊt//
     
    he / she / it notes
    BrE BrE//nəʊts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//noʊts//
     
    past simple noted
    BrE BrE//ˈnəʊtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈnoʊtɪd//
     
    past participle noted
    BrE BrE//ˈnəʊtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈnoʊtɪd//
     
    -ing form noting
    BrE BrE//ˈnəʊtɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈnoʊtɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1  to notice or pay careful attention to something note something Note the fine early Baroque altar inside the chapel. note (that)… Please note (that) the office will be closed on Monday. note how, where, etc… Note how these animals sometimes walk with their tails up in the air. it is noted that… It should be noted that dissertations submitted late will not be accepted. Synonymsnoticenote detect observe witnessThese words all mean to see something, especially when you pay careful attention to it.notice to see, hear or become aware of somebody/​something; to pay attention to somebody/​something:The first thing I noticed about the room was the smell.note (rather formal) to notice or pay careful attention to something:Please note (that) the office will be closed on Monday. This word is very common in business English:Note that the prices are inclusive of VAT.detect to discover or notice something, especially something that is not easy to see, hear, etc:The tests are designed to detect the disease early.observe (formal) to see or notice somebody/​something:Have you observed any changes lately? The police observed a man enter the bank.witness (rather formal) to see something happen:Police have appealed for anyone who witnessed the incident to contact them.Patterns to notice/​note/​detect/​observe that/​how/​what/​where/​who… to notice/​observe/​witness something happen/​somebody do something Language BankemphasisHighlighting an important point This case emphasizes/highlights the importance of honest communication between managers and employees. Effective communication skills are essential/crucial/vital. It should be noted that this study considers only verbal communication. Non-verbal communication is not dealt with here. It is important to remember that/An important point to remember is that non-verbal communication plays a key role in getting your message across. Communication is not only about the words you use but also your body language and, especially/above all, the effectiveness with which you listen. I would like to draw attention to the role of listening in effective communication. Choose your words carefully: in particular, avoid confusing and ambiguous language. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, you must learn to listen as well as to speak.
  2. 2note something | note that… | note how, where, etc… | it is noted that… to mention something because it is important or interesting It is worth noting that the most successful companies had the lowest prices. Synonymscommentnote remark observeThese words all mean to say or write a fact or opinion.comment to express an opinion or give facts about something:He refused to comment until after the trial.note (rather formal) to mention something because it is important or interesting:He noted in passing that the company’s record on safety issues was not good.remark to say or write what you have noticed about a situation:Critics remarked that the play was not original.observe (formal) to say or write what you have noticed about a situation:She observed that it was getting late.comment, remark or observe? If you comment on something you say something about it; if you remark on something or observe something, you say something about it that you have noticed: there is often not much difference between the three. However, while you can refuse to comment (without on), you cannot ‘refuse to remark’ or ‘refuse to observe’ (without on):He refused to remark/​observe until after the trial.Patterns to comment/​note/​remark/​observe that… to comment on/​note/​remark/​observe how… to comment/​remark on something to comment/​remark/​observe to somebody ‘It’s long,’ he commented/​noted/​remarked/​observed. Language BankargueVerbs for reporting an opinion Some critics argue that Picasso remained a great master all his life. Others maintain that there is a significant deterioration in quality in his post-war work. Picasso himself claimed that good art is created, but great art is stolen. As Smith has noted, Picasso borrowed imagery from African art. As the author points out, Picasso borrowed imagery from African art. The writer challenges the notion that Picasso’s sculpture was secondary to his painting. It has been suggested that Picasso’s painting was influenced by jazz music.
  3. Word Origin Middle English (in sense 6 of the noun and both verb senses): from Old French note (noun), noter (verb), from Latin nota ‘a mark’, notare ‘to mark’.Extra examples He noted in passing that the government’s record on unemployment was not very good. Her lapse was duly noted by the stage manager and reported to the director. I was pleased to note that my name had been spelled correctly for once. There are a few points here that are worth noting. There are two other points to note from this graph. These policies, as noted above, are not always successful. Visitors should note that the tower is not open to the public. Your objections have been duly noted. It should be noted that dissertations submitted late will not be accepted. Note that the prices are inclusive of VAT. We note your concerns regarding an increase in costs. Phrasal Verbsnote somethingdown
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