hearken definition

  • verb-intransitive:
    • To listen attentively; give heed.
    • to pay attention; to lend the ear; for carrying on understanding uttered; to offer heed; to hear, to obey or comply.
    • To inquire; to find information.
  • verb-transitive:
    • Archaic to hear; notice.
    • To hear by hearing.
    • to offer heed to; to hear attentively.
  • verb:
    • to concentrate; to lend the ear; to wait or give heed from what is uttered; to listen to with interest, obedience, or compliance.
    • to listen to by hearing.
    • to know with attention; to view.
    • listen; made use of mainly inside imperative
  • others:
    • See harken, harkener.

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