absorb the attention

See: engage, occupy
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This requires us to absorb the attention and variables and to help ourselves so that others help us ", the president added.
Testing economic and environmental resilience: Continued stress on the global economic system is positioned to absorb the attention of leaders for the foreseeable future.
Assimilation happens over the course of generations and today more swiftly than ever before because of the very strong dominant cultures of consumerism, sports, and entertainment that tend to absorb the attention of people--immigrants and nonimmigrants alike.