harken

verb hark·en \ ˈhär-kən \

Definition of harken

intransitive verb
1 :to listen or give respectful attention :hearken
2 :hark back usually used with back
  • harken back to our earlier topic
  • a way of life that harkens back to pre-Columbian times

Examples of harken in a Sentence

  1. young people would do well to read this wise and witty book and harken to its message

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Origin and Etymology of harken

see hark

harken Synonyms

Synonyms
attend, hark, listen, hear, hearken, heed, mind
Antonyms
ignore, tune out
Near Antonyms
discount, disregard

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