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1. listen

verb. ['ˈlɪsən'] hear with intention.

Synonyms

  • hear out
  • perceive
  • eavesdrop
  • hark
  • pay heed
  • hang
  • attend
  • comprehend
  • hear
  • hearken
  • listen in
  • harken
  • give ear

Antonyms

  • miss
  • exclude
  • skew
  • blur

Etymology

  • listnen (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Listen

  • rechristen
  • edmisten
  • divison
  • grisson
  • glisson
  • frison
  • christen
  • brisson
  • brison
  • zisson
  • tison
  • thissen
  • sisson
  • sison
  • rison
  • nissen
  • kissane
  • dison
  • dishon
  • bisson
  • bissen
  • ison

How do you pronounce listen?

Pronounce listen as ˈlɪsən.

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Sentences with listen


1. Adverb, comparative
Women listen and share ideas, while maintaining a high level of professionalism.

2. Verb, base form
Follow the prompts to listen to your voice mail messages.

3. Noun, singular or mass
Orton-Gillingham reinforces learning by having the student listen, speak, read and write simultaneously.

Quotes about listen


1. Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.
- Shel Silverstein

2. My parents have always had a great sense of humor. And I really appreciate good humor in songs, witty lyrics that sneak up on you and then you listen again, and say: 'That's so funny.' John Prine's songs have always had this really witty tone.
- Kacey Musgraves

3. The first duty of love is to listen.
- Paul Tillich

2. listen

verb. ['ˈlɪsən'] listen and pay attention.

Synonyms

  • focus
  • rivet
  • center
  • centre
  • take heed
  • concentrate
  • hear
  • incline

Antonyms

  • obscurity
  • soften
  • indistinctness
  • softness

Etymology

  • listnen (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. listen

verb. ['ˈlɪsən'] pay close attention to; give heed to.

Synonyms

  • obey
  • heed

Antonyms

  • infield
  • peripheral
  • right

Etymology

  • listnen (Middle English (1100-1500))
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