Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb hear

5 senses of hear

Sense 1
hear -- (perceive (sound) via the auditory sense)
       => perceive, comprehend -- (to become aware of through the senses; "I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon")

Sense 2
learn, hear, get word, get wind, pick up, find out, get a line, discover, see -- (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")

Sense 3
hear, try -- (examine or hear (evidence or a case) by judicial process; "The jury had heard all the evidence"; "The case will be tried in California")
       => probe, examine -- (question or examine thoroughly and closely)

Sense 4
hear -- (receive a communication from someone; "We heard nothing from our son for five years")
       => pick up, receive -- (register (perceptual input); "pick up a signal")

Sense 5
listen, hear, take heed -- (listen and pay attention; "Listen to your father"; "We must hear the expert before we make a decision")
       => concentrate, focus, center, centre, pore, rivet -- (direct one's attention on something; "Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies")

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