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

 

heed

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//hiːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//hiːd//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they heed
BrE BrE//hiːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//hiːd//
 
he / she / it heeds
BrE BrE//hiːdz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//hiːdz//
 
past simple heeded
BrE BrE//ˈhiːdɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhiːdɪd//
 
past participle heeded
BrE BrE//ˈhiːdɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhiːdɪd//
 
-ing form heeding
BrE BrE//ˈhiːdɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhiːdɪŋ//
 
 
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heed somebody/something (formal) to pay careful attention to somebody’s advice or warning synonym notice They failed to heed the lessons of history. If only they had heeded his warnings! Calls for more legislation to protect tenants were not heeded. He failed to heed our warnings. The government would do well to heed this advice. Word Origin Old English hēdan, of West Germanic origin; related to Dutch hoeden and German hüten.
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