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lis·ten

listen

 
 
pronunciation:
lI sn
phrases:
listen in
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: listened, listening, listens
definition 1: to make an effort to hear.
If you listen, you can hear the sound of the waterfall even from this distance.
synonyms:
attend
similar words:
hark, hearken
definition 2: to pay attention to (something) while hearing.
I'm talking to you; will you please listen this time?There wasn't anything good on TV, so we just listened to music.
synonyms:
attend, hark, hearken, heed
similar words:
mind, obey, tune in
definition 3: to wait expectantly for a certain sound (fol. by for).
I'm listening for her footsteps.
similar words:
anticipate, wait
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phrase: listen in
derivation: listener (n.)
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  • listener:
    a person who listens.
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