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hear

verb

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1 to come to an awareness of
  • I heard your sister is home from the hospital

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2 to pay attention especially through the act of hearing
  • at least hear what I have to say before you start disagreeing

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The first known use of hear was before the 12th century

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“Hear.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/hear. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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