take to heart

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take to heart (third-person singular simple present takes to heart, present participle taking to heart, simple past took to heart, past participle taken to heart)

  1. (idiomatic) To take something seriously; to internalize or live according to something (e.g. advice.)
    He really took it to heart when I asked him to reconsider.
  2. (idiomatic) To feel keenly; be greatly grieved at; be much affected by something.

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References[edit]

  • Soule's Dictionary of Synonyms