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"
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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?
This is a nightmare when you hear about the ages of these boys, a 6-year-old that was probably playing in his room, an argument over food, and he lost his life.
They need our moral support, they need to hear us say 'We haven't betrayed you, we haven't abandoned you.'.
When you are working remotely you have to communicate, communicate and communicate a little more, what you thought they heard they probably didn't hear.
Fox News's tough to hear what Ivanka Trump were chanting.
The analogy that I use is right before they go to bed, the last thing they do before they pass out is check their phone and the minute they open their eyes, they check their phone, doesn't that sound like a smoker? This is what we used to hear with smokers is that the last thing they would do before they go to bed is they'd have their last cigarette.
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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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