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1. at- "to" + tent- + -ive.
2. literally "stretch toward".
3. => give attention to, pay attention to, take care of.
4. The notion is of "stretching" one's mind toward something.
- attentive (adj.)
- late 14c. (implied in attentively), from Old French attentif, from Vulgar Latin *attenditus, from Latin attentus "heedful, observant" (see attend). Sense of "actively ministering to the needs and wants" (of another person) is from early 16c. Related: Attentively.
- 1. The vast majority of the attentive audience applauded these sentiments.
- 2. The hotel staff are friendly and attentive.
- 3. She was very attentive to her guests.
- 4. The speaker likes to have an attentive audience.
- 5. He wishes the govern-ment would be more attentive to detail in their response.
[ attentive 造句 ]