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English verb: listen

1. listen (perception) hear with intention


SamplesListen to the sound of this cello.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)comprehend, perceive


Narrower (hyponym)advert, attend, eavesdrop, give ear, hang, hark, harken, hear out, hearken, listen in, listen in, pay heed


Entailhear

2. listen (perception) listen and pay attention


SamplesListen to your father.
We must hear the expert before we make a decision.


Synonymshear, take heed


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)center, centre, concentrate, focus, pore, rivet


Narrower (hyponym)incline

3. listen (social) pay close attention to; give heed to


SamplesHeed the advice of the old men.


Synonymsheed, mind


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)obey









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