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

3 senses of listen

Sense 1
listen -- (hear with intention; "Listen to the sound of this cello")
       => perceive, comprehend -- (to become aware of through the senses; "I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon")
          Phrasal Verb-> listen in#2

Sense 2
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")

Sense 3
heed, mind, listen -- (pay close attention to; give heed to; "Heed the advice of the old men")
       => obey -- (be obedient to)

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