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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
hear (verb)
transitive verb
1.
to perceive or apprehend by the ear
2.
to gain knowledge of by - hearing
3.
a) to listen to with attention - heed
b) - attend hear mass
4.
a) to give a legal hearing to
intransitive verb
b) to take testimony from - hear witnesses
1.
to have the capacity of apprehending sound
2.
a) to gain information - learn
b) to receive communication - haven't heard from her lately
3.
to entertain the idea - used in the negative wouldn't hear of it
4.
- often used in the expression Hear! Hear! to express approval (as during a speech)
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
hear (verb)
1.
to come to an awareness of
SYNONIMS:
ascertain, catch on (to), find out, get on (to), hear, learn, realize, see, wise (up)
RELATED WORDS:
hit (on upon), tumble (to); descry, detect, encounter, espy, see, spot; calculate, dope (out), figure out, find, puzzle (out); discern, mind, note, observe, perceive; divine
NEAR ANTONYMS:
miss, overlook; disregard, ignore; forget, unlearn; blanket, blot out, cloak, conceal, cover, curtain, enshroud, hide, mask, occult, screen, shroud, veil
hear (verb)
2.
to pay attention especially through the act of hearing
SYNONIMS:
attend, hark, harken, hear, hearken, heed, mind
NEAR ANTONYMS:
discount, disregard
ignore, tune out
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