perceive (sound) via the auditory sense
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"
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
examine or hear (evidence or a case) by judicial process
"The jury had heard all the evidence"; "The case will be tried in California"
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
receive a communication from someone
"We heard nothing from our son for five years"
listen, hear, take heed(verb)
listen and pay attention
"Listen to your father"; "We must hear the expert before we make a decision"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
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.
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
perceive by the ear
enjoy the sense of hearing
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How to use hear in a sentence?
It represents one of the longest and most forgotten African wars, its apparent stillness leads to hear about it less and less. Given the tragic consequences and repercussions on the population, I find it essential to bring it to light.
You will hear from us in the coming weeks.
I don't necessarily think it's a conscious decision on the reporters part to demean women. Honestly, it's what fans are interested in, they want to hear about the glamorous fashions and who's with who. And I don't think they're asking men really deep, thought provoking questions either, for the most part. If I thought that, I would definitely have a problem with it. There is a lot of scrutiny of women's looks as opposed to men's, which is unfortunate. I think that's more the issue, why women are asked more about their looks than men.
It's very painful to hear her, when she really has to say again that he put his hand over her mouth and how frightened she was... it's hard to put that out of your mind.
There's a generational difference about us as well, look I'm a little younger, but look, I know what's going on across the country and I'm concerned about what we hear. A lot of people in Washington concerned about power and institutions, and I'm concerned about making a difference in everybody's lives. We want to make sure that we're closer to the people. That they feel this is their government, they're in charge, and we serve them. Now that's not easy and it won't change overnight but that's our mission.
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- سمع, يسمعArabic
- duymaq, eşitməkAzerbaijani
- чуць, учуцьBelarusian
- oir, sentirCatalan, Valencian
- слꙑшатиOld Church Slavonic, Church Slavonic, Old Bulgarian
- cluin, airigh, cloisIrish
- cluinnScottish Gaelic
- udire, sentireItalian
- 伺う, 聞くJapanese
- სმენა, გაგონებაGeorgian
- ស្ដាប់ឮ, ឮKhmer
- guh lê bûn, بیستن, bîstinKurdish
- héierenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- słyszeć, usłyszećPolish
- اورولPashto, Pushto
- услышать, слышатьRussian
- intèndiri, intèndhere, intendi, intènnereSardinian
- чути, čuti, slušati, слушатиSerbo-Croatian
- ඇසෙනවාSinhala, Sinhalese
- ได้ยิน, รับฟังThai
- duymak, işitmekTurkish
- eshitib qolmoq, eshitmoqUzbek
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