Thesaurus

listen

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of listen

to pay attention especially through the act of hearing
  • would you listen to what I have to say?

Synonyms for listen

Phrases Synonymous with listen

Near Antonyms for listen

Antonyms for listen

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about listen

Time Traveler for listen

Time Traveler

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

See more words from the same century

Cite this Entry

“Listen.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/listen. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on listen

Dictionary: Definition of listen

Spanish Central: Translation of listen

Nglish: Translation of listen for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of listen for Arabic Speakers

Comments on listen

What made you want to look up listen? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Original Meanings Quiz

  • rembrandt painting a young scholar and his tutor
  • Which of the following is the earliest known sense of the word awe?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!