give ear

give ear
verb
give heed (to) (Freq. 1)
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The children in the audience attended the recital quietly

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She hung on his every word

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They attended to everything he said

Syn: ↑attend, ↑hang, ↑advert, ↑pay heed
Derivationally related forms: ↑advertent (for: ↑advert), ↑advertency (for: ↑advert), ↑advertence (for: ↑advert), ↑attentive (for: ↑attend), ↑attention (for: ↑attend), ↑attender (for: ↑attend)
Hypernyms: ↑listen
Hyponyms: ↑fixate
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s

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Somebody ——s PP

(for: ↑hang)

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give ear
To attend (to)
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Main Entry:ear
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give ear (archaic)
To listen (to)
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Main Entry:give

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  • give ear — verb To listen: to devote ones attention to an auditory event. Give ear to his motions: Master Slender, I will description the matter to you, if you be capacity of it …   Wiktionary

  • To give ear to — Ear Ear, n. [AS. e[ a]re; akin to OFries. [ a]re, [ a]r, OS. ?ra, D. oor, OHG. ?ra, G. ohr, Icel. eyra, Sw. [ o]ra, Dan. [ o]re, Goth. auso, L. auris, Lith. ausis, Russ. ukho, Gr. ?; cf. L. audire to hear, Gr. ?, Skr. av to favor, protect. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To give ear to — Give Give (g[i^]v), v. t. [imp. {Gave} (g[=a]v); p. p. {Given} (g[i^]v n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Giving}.] [OE. given, yiven, yeven, AS. gifan, giefan; akin to D. geven, OS. ge[eth]an, OHG. geban, G. geben, Icel. gefa, Sw. gifva, Dan. give, Goth.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • give ear — v. listen, be attentive to, pay attention …   English contemporary dictionary

  • give ear to — v. listen to, be attentive to …   English contemporary dictionary

  • give ear — Listen, hear, hearken, attend …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • lend an or give ear — idi lend an or give ear, to pay attention …   From formal English to slang

  • Ear — Ear, n. [AS. e[ a]re; akin to OFries. [ a]re, [ a]r, OS. ?ra, D. oor, OHG. ?ra, G. ohr, Icel. eyra, Sw. [ o]ra, Dan. [ o]re, Goth. auso, L. auris, Lith. ausis, Russ. ukho, Gr. ?; cf. L. audire to hear, Gr. ?, Skr. av to favor, protect. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ear finger — Ear Ear, n. [AS. e[ a]re; akin to OFries. [ a]re, [ a]r, OS. ?ra, D. oor, OHG. ?ra, G. ohr, Icel. eyra, Sw. [ o]ra, Dan. [ o]re, Goth. auso, L. auris, Lith. ausis, Russ. ukho, Gr. ?; cf. L. audire to hear, Gr. ?, Skr. av to favor, protect. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ear of Dionysius — Ear Ear, n. [AS. e[ a]re; akin to OFries. [ a]re, [ a]r, OS. ?ra, D. oor, OHG. ?ra, G. ohr, Icel. eyra, Sw. [ o]ra, Dan. [ o]re, Goth. auso, L. auris, Lith. ausis, Russ. ukho, Gr. ?; cf. L. audire to hear, Gr. ?, Skr. av to favor, protect. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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