harken

verb hark·en

Definition of harken

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  hearken

  3. 2 :  hark back —usually used with back

Examples of harken in a sentence

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

Before 12th Century

First Known Use of harken

before 12th century


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