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Synonyms for hear
hɪərhear

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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.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hearverb

    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, seeverb

    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, tryverb

    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. hearverb

    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 heedverb

    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

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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. hearverb

    Synonyms:
    perceive by the ear

  2. hearverb

    Synonyms:
    give audience to, listen to, attend to

  3. hearverb

    Synonyms:
    regard, heed, give heed to

  4. hearverb

    Synonyms:
    try, examine judicially

  5. hearverb

    Synonyms:
    enjoy the sense of hearing

  6. hearverb

    Synonyms:
    listen, hearken, attend, give ear

  7. hearverb

    Synonyms:
    be told, be informed, have an account

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How to use hear in a sentence?

  1. The Democrat:

    You can leave this press conference today and say, ‘Oh, the governor harassed me.’ You can say that, i would say I never said anything that I believed was inappropriate. I never meant to make you feel that way. You may hear it that way. You may interpret it that way. And I respect that. And I apologize to you if … I said something you think is offensive.

  2. Mike Binder:

    I hear these two voices that sound so familiar by the door, I think,' That sounds like Chris Rock. That sounds like Jim Carrey.' I had no idea they were gon na be there, and everybody just walked on stage, and it just took off from there.

  3. Angelo Nicolo of Trenton:

    All of a sudden, my brother goes to me,' You hear that gunfire ?' I go,' It sounds like fireworks.' He said,' No, that's gunfire.' Next thing you know, we turn around and everybody's running down the street. All hell broke loose.

  4. Feltham:

    In some dispositions there is such an envious kind of pride that they cannot endure that any but themselves should be set forth as excellent; so that when they hear one justly praised they will either openly detract from his virtues; or, if those virtues be, like a clear and shining light, eminent and distinguished, so that he cannot be safely traduced by the tongue, they will then raise a suspicion against him by a mysterious silence, as if there were something remaining to be told which overclouded even his brightest glory.

  5. Emeasoba George:

    I personally don't believe undoubtedly/wholly all that I hear, read and see. And you too shouldn't believe undoubtedly/wholly all that you hear, read and see. Listen up, the only thing you ought to believe undoubtedly/wholly is nothing else but God/the scripture. Because, come what may, God/the scripture has never been broken and it cannot be broken by anyone/anything scripture reference (John 10 : 35). So, feel free to believe God/the scripture undoubtedly/wholly. For, even the grass withers, the flowers fade but God/the scripture stands forevermore, scripture reference (Isaiah 40 : 8). Oh! Yes, God and his words are ever infallible. Besides, God respects his word i.e. (the scripture) above/more than his name. That infers, he (God) can/will go extra mile just to ensure that his words/promises for you will come to pass. Therefore, do believe in God, his promises, words and the scripture undoubtedly/wholly. Because, you can't/won't be disappointed for believing in God, his promises, words and the scripture.


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