Synonyms and related words:
attend, attend to, auscultate, be all ears, bend an ear, bug, cock the ears, eavesdrop, examine by ear, give attention, give audience to, give ear, hark, hear, hear out, heed, intercept, lend an ear, listen, listen at, listen in, listen to, sit in on, tap, wiretap

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.


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  • Hearken — Heark en (h[aum]rk n), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Hearkened} ( nd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Hearkening}.] [OE. hercnen, hercnien, AS. hercnian, heorcnian, fr. hi[ e]ran, h[=y]ran, to hear; akin to OD. harcken, horcken, LG. harken, horken, G. horchen. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hearken — Heark en, v. t. 1. To hear by listening. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] [She] hearkened now and then Some little whispering and soft groaning sound. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. To give heed to; to hear attentively. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] The King of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hearken — O.E. heorcnian, a suffixed form of *heorcian, root of HARK (Cf. hark); from P.Gmc. *hausjan (see HEAR (Cf. hear)). Harken is the usual spelling in U.S. and probably is better justified by etymology; hearken likely is from influence of hear …   Etymology dictionary

  • hearken — (also harken) ► VERB (usu. hearken to) archaic ▪ listen. ORIGIN Old English, probably related to HARK(Cf. ↑hark) …   English terms dictionary

  • hearken — [här′kən] vi. [ME herknien < OE heorknian, hyrcnian < base of hieran: see HEAR] Now Literary to give careful attention; listen carefully: with to vt. Archaic to heed; hear to heed; hear hearken back to go back in thought or speech; revert;… …   English World dictionary

  • hearken — index concentrate (pay attention), defer (yield in judgment), eavesdrop Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • hearken to — index heed, note (notice) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • hearken — UK [ˈhɑː(r)kən] / US [ˈhɑrkən] verb [intransitive] Word forms hearken : present tense I/you/we/they hearken he/she/it hearkens present participle hearkening past tense hearkened past participle hearkened literary to listen …   English dictionary

  • hearken to — archaic listen. → hearken …   English new terms dictionary

  • hearken — [ hα:k(ə)n] (also harken) verb (usu. hearken to) archaic listen. Origin OE heorcnian; prob. related to hark …   English new terms dictionary

  • hearken — verb (hearkened; hearkening) Etymology: Middle English herknen, from Old English heorcnian; akin to Old High German hōrechen to listen, Old English hīeran to hear Date: before 12th century intransitive verb 1. listen 2. to give respectful… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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