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Synonyms for hear
hɪərhear

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English Synonyms and Antonyms3.5 / 2 votes

  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 WordNet4.0 / 1 vote

  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 Contribution0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Synonymes1.0 / 1 vote

  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. Paul Marcarelli:

    It’s 2016, and every network is great. In fact, Sprint’s reliability is now within 1 percent of Verizon, can you hear that?

  2. Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown:

    I always try to convey how brave and courageous it is to be responding to a shots fired call. To hear gunshots and run toward the gunshots when most people would run away, our officers consistently respond to these calls even given the circumstances of our grief after losing Ella French.

  3. Mary Louise Kelly:

    I pointed to Ukraine. State Mike Pompeo put the map away. State Mike Pompeo said,' People will hear about this,' and then State Mike Pompeo turned, said State Mike Pompeo had things to do and I thanked State Mike Pompeo again for State Mike Pompeo time and left.

  4. H. L. Mencken:

    The penalty for laughing in a courtroom is six months in jail; if it were not for this penalty, the jury would never hear the evidence.

  5. Ted Wheeler:

    As a father, I was particularly struck by what happened this weekend with two small children being shot, i don’t know how anyone in this community could hear about or read about or in some cases personally experience the kind of horrific violence we’ve seen this weekend and feel anything other than utter despair and a profound sense of sadness.


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