What are some alternative words for hear?

Synonyms for hear
hɪər

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term hear.

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "hear":

    heard, listen, hearing, learn, know, heed, listening, intend, understood, entertain, understand

How to pronounce hear?

Alex
Alex
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Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say hear in sign language?

  1. hear

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How to use hear in a sentence?

  1. Richard Russell:

    I've got a lot of people that care about me, and it's going to disappoint them to hear that I did this, i would like to apologize to each and every one of them. Just a broken guy, got a few screws loose, I guess. Never really knew it until now.

  2. John Manly:

    Our client is an extremely talented young athlete who dreamed of nothing more than to stand on an Olympic podium and hear our National Anthem, instead, he had to stop competing in the sport he loved because of the sexual, physical and emotional damage done to him by his coach, Richard Callaghan.

  3. Savik Shuster:

    The authorities have returned to a standard post-Soviet state where they don't want to hear anything critical, anything reasonable, i declare a hunger strike until my right to work in Ukraine is returned to me.

  4. Hazem Jebbo:

    Let them hear me carefully, their negligence burned hundreds of donums, led to these losses.

  5. Patrick Lofton:

    Well never hear what he said.


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