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Synonyms for hear


listen to


  • listen to
  • heed
  • attend to
  • eavesdrop on
  • listen in to
  • give attention to
  • hearken to
  • hark to
  • be all ears for

Synonyms for hear

to perceive by ear, usually attentively

to obtain knowledge or awareness of something not known before, as through observation or study

hear of: to receive (an idea) and take it into consideration

Synonyms for hear

perceive (sound) via the auditory sense

examine or hear (evidence or a case) by judicial process


receive a communication from someone

Related Words

listen and pay attention

References in classic literature ?
Marija is fond of a song, a song of lovers' parting; she wishes to hear it, and, as the musicians do not know it, she has risen, and is proceeding to teach them.
I don't wish to hear you tell your servants to close the door on this friendless creature.
The other, sitting still outside, could hear the voice in the hut.
No time was to be lost in undeceiving her, in making her acquainted with the real truth, and in endeavouring to bring her to hear it talked of by others, without betraying that she felt any uneasiness for her sister, or any resentment against Edward.
While the old man told this story, Raoul looked at Christine's blue eyes and golden hair; and Christine thought that Lotte was very lucky to hear the Angel of Music when she went to sleep.
Have patience, and do me the favour to hear my story," said I.
Sigurd was greatly surprised to hear his Queen scold him so much, for she had never said an angry word to him before; but he thought it was quite excusable in this case, and tried to quiet the child along with her, but it was no use.
You shall hear now for what I was delivered; you shall read of my reward.
She could hear the great padded paws upon the ground outside.
Rostov was horrified to hear later that of all that mass of huge and handsome men, of all those brilliant, rich youths, officers and cadets, who had galloped past him on their thousand-ruble horses, only eighteen were left after the charge.
But with the coming of Peter, who hates lethargy, they are under way again: if you put your ear to the ground now, you would hear the whole island seething with life.
I don't know why it is necessary to hear the same prayers several times a day, but I know that it is necessary; and knowing this I find joy in them.
I was pleased to hear, when I knocked at the door, that Alicia's voice sounded firmer as she told me to come in.
I can't resist them as I ought, if I go back again, and hear your aunt saying what she has been saying for the last half hour and more.
Let me hear what you think of this suggestion, at your earliest convenience.