HyperDic: listen

English > 3 senses of the word listen:
VERBperceptionlistenhear with intention
perceptionlisten, hear, take heedlisten and pay attention
sociallisten, heed, mindpay close attention to
listen > pronunciation
Soundslih'sahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > listen: 3 senses > verb 1, perception
Meaninghear with intention.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Example"Listen to the sound of this cello"
Entailshearperceive (sound) via the auditory sense
Entailed bycatch, take in, overhearhear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers
Narrowerattend, hang, advert, pay heed, give earGive heed (to)
hark, harken, hearkenlisten
hear outlisten to every detail and give a full hearing to
listen in, eavesdroplisten without the speaker's knowledge
listen inlisten quietly, without contributing to the conversation
Broaderperceive, comprehendTo become aware of through the senses
See alsolisten inlisten without the speaker's knowledge
Spanishatender, escuchar
Catalanescoltar
Nounslistenersomeone who listens attentively
listeningthe act of hearing attentively
English > listen: 3 senses > verb 2, perception
Meaninglisten and pay attention.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Example"Listen to your father"
Synonymshear, take heed
Narrowerinclinebend or turn (one's ear) towards a speaker in order to listen well
Broaderconcentrate, focus, center, centre, pore, rivetdirect one's attention on something
Spanishescuchar, oír
Catalanescoltar
Nounslistenersomeone who listens attentively
listeningthe act of hearing attentively
English > listen: 3 senses > verb 3, social
Meaningpay close attention to; give heed to.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Synonymsheed, mind
BroaderobeyBe obedient to
Spanishatender, escuchar, importar, obedecer, prestar atención a, prestar atención
Catalanatendre, escoltar, fer cas
Nounslisteningthe act of hearing attentively

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