Used in the imperative for the purpose of calling attention.
both connote some measure of attentiveness, though the former may imply a more conscious act of will, and both usually suggest use of the sense of sight to observe an eclipse, to notice a sign
implies perceiving clearly or distinctly by sight, hearing, etc. he distinguished the voices of men down the hall
implies recognition by means of any of the senses, and, with reference to mental apprehension, often implies keen understanding or insight to perceive a change in attitude
implies a making out or recognizing of something visually or mentally to discern one's motives
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