Synonyms of listen in English:

listen


See definition of listen

verb

1‘I've just been listening to the news’

SYNONYMS

hear, pay attention, be attentive, attend, concentrate on, concentrate on hearing, give ear to, lend an ear to

hang on someone's words

keep one's ears open, prick up one's ears

informal be all ears, pin back one's ears, get a load of, tune in

literary hark, hearken

2‘policy-makers should listen to popular opinion’

SYNONYMS

pay attention, take heed, heed, give heed, take notice, take note, mind, observe, watch, follow, notice, mark, bear in mind, give a thought to, take into consideration, take into account, take to heart, hang on, accept, believe

obey, do as one is told by

ANTONYMS

ignore, be deaf to


Phrases

    listen in

      ‘anyone with the right radio receiver can listen in on calls’

      SYNONYMS

      eavesdrop, spy

      overhear, tap, wiretap, bug, monitor

      informal

      snoop