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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 ?
The child is not seeing a motor, but only remembering one; the hearer does not look round in expectation of seeing a motor coming, but "understands" that a motor came at some earlier time.
After simpering in a small way, like one whose modesty prohibited a more open expression of his admiration of a witticism that was perfectly unintelligible to his hearers, he continued, "It is not prudent for any one of my profession to be too familiar with those he has to instruct; for which reason I follow not the line of the army; besides which, I conclude that a gentleman of your character has the best judgment in matters of wayfaring; I have, therefore, decided to join company, in order that the ride may be made agreeable, and partake of social communion.
Truax's music represents an alternative channel through which hearers can learn to become listeners.
What will the preacher say to his hearers who are not doctoral candidates--about some part of the Shepherd imagery?
Paul even dares to cite himself as an example, but only as a link in a chain of teachers, as he calls on his hearers to paralambanein ("receive"; v.
One per cent of the population are labelled by psychiatry as "schizophrenic" - 53% of "schizophrenics" are voice hearers.
In it, Brohaugh reveals the original meanings of a number of commonly used words--meanings that might offend the more delicate sensibilities of modern hearers, were they made aware of them.
James, in his Epistle, makes the point very clearly when he says: "Be doers of the word not hearers only, for those who think that hearing is enough deceive themselves.
Ambassador William Luers followed up by stating that his hearers could assume "that an American knows nothing about this organization.
In colonial America, Puritan preachers often used a special sermon form to instruct, persuade, or convict their hearers to change their actions or thoughts.
The British people of all political persuasions must be alert to the legal style rhetoric of Blair, which he uses to confuse and mislead his hearers into accepting his words as being the truth about his subject.
Bernardino also knew that his sermons might have only a short-term effect and that many in his audiences would probably backslide, but he also urged his hearers to think of themselves as the buon cavalcatore who often falls from his horse as he learns to ride.
As the ultimate representative of a way of life with entirely different aspirations for the human family, he wants the hearers of his word to be motivated by the fullness of his message.
As Newbigin reflects on this conviction in relation to his own preaching, he says that he hopes that through his sermon some verse or parable or incident will remain, "glowing in the minds of [the] hearers through the coming week.
This collaboration among rational participants in directing talk towards a common goal is captured in the cooperative principle (Grice 1975) and its maxims, be informative, be truthful, be relevant, and be clear which when followed help hearers to accurately identify the intended meaning of the Speaker's utterance in an "unambiguous, direct way" (Jaworski and Coupland 1999:17) and to respond to it appropriately.