take seriously

This page is about the collocation take seriously

collocation pattern: verb + adverb

Meaning

to think that somebody or something is important or deserves your full attention

For example

  • Scientists told us it was a huge problem, but we didn't take them seriously.

  • The government always takes terrorist threats very seriously.

Quick Quiz

I didn't take what she said seriously. I

a. thought she was joking

b. couldn't understand her

c. thought she was being serious

Contributor: Matt Errey