1 attention

The disease came to public notice in the 80s.


Take no notice of what you read in the papers.

catch (AmE)

I caught notice of a small scrap of paper on my desk.

come to

Normally such matters would not come to my notice.

bring to

The change was too subtle to attract much notice.


It won't have escaped your notice that I'm feeling rather pleased with myself.

2 written statement
issue, place, post, put up

The company has issued warning notices saying that all water should be boiled.

take down
read, see
appear, go up

The notice about his resignation went up this morning.

say sth, tell sb sth
notice about

There are notices about where to park.

3 information given in advance
advance, prior
file (esp. AmE), give (sb), hand in your

She's given notice that she intends to leave.

serve (sb with)

The tenants could soon be served with eviction notices.

This new law serves notice that criminals will not go unpunished. (figurative)

have, receive
need, require

The bank requires three days' notice.

without notice

They cut off the electricity without notice.

notice of

A landlord must give reasonable notice of his intention to inspect the property.

at a moment's notice

The team is ready to go anywhere in the world at a moment's notice.

at short notice (esp. BrE), on short notice (AmE)

It's the best we can do at/on such short notice.

notice to quit

His landlord gave him two months' notice to quit.

not even

My mother probably won't even notice I'm gone.

not really

Nobody really noticed the changes.

barely, hardly, scarcely (esp. BrE)
(only) just

I must go! I've only just noticed how late it is.

at once, immediately, instantly

He noticed at once that something was wrong.

quickly, soon
eventually, finally
fail to
not appear to, not seem to

He didn't seem to notice her.

pretend not to
can't help but notice sth, can't help noticing sth

You couldn't help noticing how his eyes kept following her.

the first thing I, he, etc. noticed

The first thing I noticed about him was his eyes.

Notice is used with these nouns as the object: ↑absence, ↑change, ↑difference, ↑disappearance, ↑disappointment, ↑discomfort, ↑discrepancy, ↑expression, ↑flash, ↑flicker, ↑hesitation, ↑hint, ↑improvement, ↑inconsistency, ↑leak, ↑lump, ↑movement, ↑omission, ↑pattern, ↑reduction, ↑reluctance, ↑resemblance, ↑sadness, ↑sarcasm, ↑shift, ↑sign, ↑similarity, ↑smell, ↑thing, ↑tone, ↑trail, ↑trend, ↑twinkle

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