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Synonyms for hear
hɪər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hear(verb)

    perceive (sound) via the auditory sense

    Synonyms:
    see, get word, get wind, discover, get a line, try, find out, listen, pick up, learn, take heed

  2. learn, hear, get word, get wind, pick up, find out, get a line, discover, see(verb)

    get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally

    "I learned that she has two grown-up children"; "I see that you have been promoted"

    Synonyms:
    turn around, ensure, read, pick up, collar, unwrap, key out, reveal, look, experience, get word, visualise, come upon, watch, assure, memorise, fancy, intoxicate, go steady, distinguish, disclose, learn, chance upon, receive, instruct, run into, discover, light upon, escort, try, perk, fall upon, lift up, con, uplift, reckon, give away, take heed, consider, gain vigor, study, name, come across, get a line, elate, collect, chance on, bring out, divulge, take care, let on, control, ascertain, insure, attend, date, realize, check, peck, interpret, meet, image, larn, gather up, strike, take, catch, see to it, cop, find out, see, listen, construe, regard, visualize, describe, picture, find, catch out, call for, perk up, visit, identify, view, project, percolate, arrest, let out, realise, go out, envision, happen upon, determine, take in, nab, get wind, nail, encounter, figure, acquire, examine, expose, break, witness, understand, detect, teach, key, run across, attain, memorize, go through, notice, observe, apprehend

  3. hear, try(verb)

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

    "The jury had heard all the evidence"; "The case will be tried in California"

    Synonyms:
    attempt, take heed, stress, try out, strain, get wind, essay, seek, get word, listen, learn, get a line, try, prove, test, try on, taste, assay, find out, discover, examine, pick up, adjudicate, sample, judge, render, see

  4. hear(verb)

    receive a communication from someone

    "We heard nothing from our son for five years"

    Synonyms:
    see, get word, get wind, discover, get a line, try, find out, listen, pick up, learn, take heed

  5. listen, hear, take heed(verb)

    listen and pay attention

    "Listen to your father"; "We must hear the expert before we make a decision"

    Synonyms:
    see, get word, get wind, take heed, get a line, try, find out, discover, listen, pick up, learn, mind, heed

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. hear

    Between listen and hear is a difference like that between the words look and see. (Compare synonyms for LOOK.) To hear is simply to become conscious of sound, to listen is to make a conscious effort or endeavor to hear. We may hear without listening, as words suddenly uttered in an adjoining room; or we may listen without hearing, as to a distant speaker. In listening the ear is intent upon the sound; in attending the mind is intent upon the thought, tho listening implies some attention to the meaning or import of the sound. To heed is not only to attend, but to remember and observe. Harken is nearly obsolete.

    Synonyms:
    attend, hark, harken, heed, list, listen

    Antonyms:
    be deaf to, ignore, neglect, scorn, slight

    Preposition:
    We listen for what we expect or desire to hear; we listen to what we actually do hear; listen for a step, a signal, a train; listen to the debate.

Editors Contribution

  1. overheard

    to hear what they are speaking about

    i overheard them talking about a surprise birthday party.

    Submitted by rinat on September 22, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. hear(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    perceive by the ear

  2. hear(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    give audience to, listen to, attend to

  3. hear(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    regard, heed, give heed to

  4. hear(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    try, examine judicially

  5. hear(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    enjoy the sense of hearing

  6. hear(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    listen, hearken, attend, give ear

  7. hear(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    be told, be informed, have an account

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How to use hear in a sentence?

  1. Maude Gorman:

    Nobody saw the skit because we were backstage, but we could all hear it, i instantly knew I had to do something. It was going to eat away at me if I didn't... we were all shocked. We said,' Oh my god. I can not believe that just happened. Did that just really happen ?'.

  2. Ben Cardin:

    It’s (the location of the meeting) their choice, i hope that we hear their policy as to what their objectives are, and how we can accomplish that hopefully without dropping bombs.

  3. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie:

    People are tired of hearing candidates talk about themselves, and they want to hear them talk about what their problems are ... Let's stipulate that (Fiorina) and (Trump) were successful business people in their own right with their own successes and failures. That does nothing for the person sitting on the other end of the camera.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    Wolf in a lion's clothing shamelessly makes false promises & speaks honeyed lies from the dais only to hear the clapping & cheering noise from the masses full of asses wearing caps, knotted straps around the necks,holding flags. Such liar's sugar-coated speeches even get praises from the donkeys watching the program at far flung places.

  5. Esraa Abdel-Fattah:

    They say I am a traitor and foreign agent and that we are the people who destroyed the country. I hear it when I am passing people in the streets, some people still ask.

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