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Definitions and Synonyms of hear | Another word for hear | What is hear?

Definition 1: get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally - [verb of cognition]

Samples where hear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I learned that she has two grown-up children
  • I see that you have been promoted

Synonyms for hear in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of hear ) discover some bad or hidden information about

"She got the goods on her co-worker after reading his e-mail"

(... is a kind of hear ) get wise to

"They wised up to it"

(... is a kind of hear ) detect a blunder or misstep

"The reporter tripped up the senator"

(... is a kind of hear ) learn or discover with certainty

(... is a kind of hear ) make a discovery

"She found that he had lied to her" "The story is false, so far as I can discover"

(hear has a similar meaning as ...) perceive or be contemporaneous with

"We found Republicans winning the offices" "You'll see a lot of cheating in this school" "The 1960's saw the rebellion of the younger generation against established traditions" "I want to see results"

Definition 2: perceive (sound) via the auditory sense - [verb of perception]

(hear is a kind of ...) to become aware of through the senses

"I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon"

(... is a kind of hear ) hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers

"We overheard the conversation at the next table"

(... is a kind of hear ) perceive by hearing

"I didn't catch your name" "She didn't get his name when they met the first time"

Definition 3: receive a communication from someone - [verb of perception]

Samples where hear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We heard nothing from our son for five years

(hear is a kind of ...) register (perceptual input)

"pick up a signal"

Definition 4: listen and pay attention - [verb of perception]

Samples where hear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Listen to your father
  • We must hear the expert before we make a decision

Synonyms for hear in the sense of this definition

(hear is a kind of ...) direct one's attention on something

"Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies"

(... is a kind of hear ) bend or turn (one's ear) towards a speaker in order to listen well

"He inclined his ear to the wise old man"

Samples where hear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The jury had heard all the evidence
  • The case will be tried in California

Synonyms for hear in the sense of this definition

(hear is a kind of ...) question or examine thoroughly and closely

(... is a kind of hear ) hear or try a court case anew

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