To do as ordered by (a person, institution etc), to act according to the bidding of.
To do as one is told.
(obsolete) To be obedient, compliant (to a given law, restriction etc.).
* 1590 , Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene , III.iv:
- They were all taught by Triton, to obay / To the long raynes, at her commaundement [...].
* violate (especially rules )
The ability for rational thought.
The ability to be aware of things.
The ability to remember things.
The ability to focus the thoughts.
Somebody that embodies certain mental qualities.
Judgment, opinion, or view.
Desire, inclination, or intention.
A healthy mental state.
*:“[…] it is not fair of you to bring against mankind double weapons ! Dangerous enough you are as woman alone, without bringing to your aid those gifts of mind suited to problems which men have been accustomed to arrogate to themselves.”
(lb) The non-material substance or set of processes in which consciousness, perception, affectivity, judgement, thinking, and will are based.
*1699 , ,
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*:Study gives strength to the mind ; conversation, grace: the first apt to give stiffness, the other suppleness: one gives substance and form to the statue, the other polishes it.
*1854 , Samuel Knaggs, Unsoundness of Mind Considered in Relation to the Question of Responsibility for Criminal Acts , p.19:
*:The mind is that part of our being which thinks and wills, remembers and reasons; we know nothing of it except from these functions.
*1883 , (Howard Pyle), (The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood)
*:Thus they dwelled for nearly a year, and in that time Robin Hood often turned over in his mind many means of making an even score with the Sheriff.
The Mirror and the Lamp
* (ability for rational thought) brain, head, intellect, intelligence, nous, psyche, reason, wit
* (ability to be aware of things) awareness, consciousness, sentience
* (ability to remember things) memory, recollection
* (ability to focus the thoughts) attention, concentration, focus
* (somebody that embodies certain mental qualities) genius, intellectual, thinker
* judgment, judgement, idea, opinion, view
* desire, disposition, idea, inclination, intention, mood
* (healthy mental state) sanity
* (process of ): cognition, learning
* bear in mind
* be of one mind
* blow someone's mind
* breadth of mind
* change one's mind
* come to mind
* give someone a piece of one's mind
* have a mind like a sieve
* have a mind of one's own
* have in mind
* in one's right mind
* Jedi mind tricks
* know one's own mind
* lose one's mind
* make up one's mind
* meeting of the minds
* mind's ear
* mind's eye
* month's mind
* of one mind
* of two minds
* out of one's mind
* philosophy of mind
* presence of mind
* put someone in mind of
* read someone's mind
* spring to mind
* to my mind
* top of mind
* year's mind
(now, regional) To remember.
* 1896 , , (A Shropshire Lad), XXXVII, lines 25-26:
- The land where I shall mind you not / Is the land where all's forgot.
- You should mind your own business.
(originally and chiefly in negative or interrogative constructions) To dislike, to object to; to be bothered by.
- bidding him be a good child, and mind his book
(now, chiefly, North America, Ireland) To pay attention to; to listen attentively to, to obey.
* 2000 , (George RR Martin), A Storm of Swords , Bantam 2011, page 84:
- I wouldn't mind an ice cream right now.
To pay attention to (something); to keep one's mind on.
- ‘Should you ever have a son, Sansa, beat him frequently so he learns to mind you.’
To look after, to take care of, especially for a short period of time.
- My lord, you nod: you do not mind the play.
(chiefly, in the imperative) To make sure, to take care ((that)).
- Would you mind my bag for me?
To be careful about.
* 2005 , Gillie Bolton, Reflective Practice: Writing And Professional Development , ISBN 9781848602120, page xv:
- Mind you don't knock that glass over.
(obsolete) To have in mind; to intend.
- Bank Underground Station, London, is built on a curve, leaving a potentially dangerous gap between platform and carriage to trap the unwary. The loudspeaker voice instructs passengers to "Mind the gap": the boundary between train and platform.
- I mind to tell him plainly what I think.
(obsolete) To put in mind; to remind.
- He minded them of the mutability of all earthly things.
- I do thee wrong to mind thee of it.
* mind one's p's and q's
* mind the store