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Synonyms for listen
ˈlɪs ən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. listen(verb)

    hear with intention

    "Listen to the sound of this cello"

    heed, take heed, mind, hear

  2. listen, hear, take heed(verb)

    listen and pay attention

    "Listen to your father"; "We must hear the expert before we make a decision"

    see, get word, get wind, take heed, get a line, try, find out, discover, hear, pick up, learn, mind, heed

  3. heed, mind, listen(verb)

    pay close attention to; give heed to

    "Heed the advice of the old men"

    take heed, take care, hear, beware, bear in mind, mind, heed


  1. listen(verb)

    give ear, mind, heed, wait for, pay attention, obey, note, expect, await, anticipate, list, hear, hark, attend


  2. listen(verb)

    expect, wait for, hark, obey, await, note, heed, list, give ear, anticipate, attend, hear, pay attention, mind

  3. listen(verb)

    To hear (something or someone), to pay attention to.

    mind, pay attention, attend, await, hear, expect, give ear, wait for, list, note, obey, heed, anticipate, hark

    disregard, disobey

  4. listen(verb)

    await, heed, expect, mind, hear, attend, wait for, anticipate, obey, hark, list, note, give ear, pay attention

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. listen

    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.

    attend, hark, harken, hear, heed, list

    be deaf to, ignore, neglect, scorn, slight

    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.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. listen

    hear, attend, hearken, incline, give ear, heed

    disregard, ignore, refuse, repudiate

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. listen(v. n.)

    hearken, hark, hear, give ear, lend an ear, incline an ear, prick up the ears, be all ear

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    look, hear, listening, listens, iisten, heed, -listen

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