Synonyms for hear

Synonyms for (verb) hear

Synonyms: hear

Definition: receive a communication from someone

Usage: We heard nothing from our son for five years

Similar words: receive, pick up

Definition: register (perceptual input)

Usage: pick up a signal


Synonyms: hear

Definition: perceive (sound) via the auditory sense

Similar words: comprehend, perceive

Definition: to become aware of through the senses

Usage: I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon


Synonyms: hear, listen, take heed

Definition: listen and pay attention

Usage: Listen to your father; We must hear the expert before we make a decision

Similar words: focus, concentrate, center, centre, rivet, pore

Definition: direct one's attention on something

Usage: Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies


Synonyms: try, hear

Definition: examine or hear (evidence or a case) by judicial process

Usage: The jury had heard all the evidence; The case will be tried in California

Similar words: probe, examine

Definition: question or examine thoroughly and closely