AskDefine | Define hear

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hear

Verb

1 perceive (sound) via the auditory sense
2 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" [syn: learn, get word, get wind, pick up, find out, get a line, discover, see]
3 examine or hear (evidence or a case) by judicial process; "The jury had heard all the evidence"; "The case will be tried in California" [syn: try]
4 receive a communication from someone; "We heard nothing from our son for five years"
5 listen and pay attention; "Listen to your father"; "We must hear the expert before we make a decision" [syn: listen, take heed] [also: heard]

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English

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hȳran

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  1. To perceive with the ear, without necessarily paying attention to it.

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Hear can refer to several things:

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

apprehend, approve of, arbitrate, ascertain, attend, attend to, auscultate, be all ears, be aware of, be conscious of, be informed, be sensible of, be told, bend an ear, bug, catch, catch on, charge the jury, cock the ears, condone, conduct a trial, consider, determine, discover, eavesdrop, entertain, examine by ear, experience, feel, find, find out, gather, get, get an earful, get wind of, give attention, give audience to, give ear, give ear to, hark, have the facts, hear of, hear out, hear tell of, hearken, hearken to, hearsay, heed, hold court, hold the scales, intercept, judge, know, know well, learn, lend an ear, listen, listen at, listen in, listen to, officiate, overhear, pay attention to, perceive, pick up, referee, respond, respond to stimuli, sanction, see, sense, sit in judgment, sit in on, smell, take in, tap, taste, touch, try, try a case, umpire, understand, unearth, wiretap
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