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Heard vs. Hear

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Heardverb

simple past tense and past participle of hear

Hearverb

(intransitive) To perceive sounds through the ear.

‘I was deaf, and now I can hear.’;

Heard

imp. & p. p. of Hear.

Hearverb

(transitive) To perceive (a sound, or something producing a sound) with the ear, to recognize (something) in an auditory way.

‘I heard a sound from outside the window.’;

Heardadjective

detected or perceived by the sense of hearing;

‘a conversation heard through the wall’;

Hearverb

(transitive) To exercise this faculty intentionally; to listen to.

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Hearverb

(transitive) To listen favourably to; to grant (a request etc.).

‘Eventually the king chose to hear her entreaties.’;

Hearverb

(transitive) To receive information about; to come to learn of.

Hearverb

(with from) To be contacted by.

Hearverb

(transitive) To listen to (a person, case) in a court of law; to try.

‘Your case will be heard at the end of the month.’;

Hearverb

To sympathize with; to share the feeling or opinion of.

‘You're tired of all the ads on TV? I hear ya.’;

Hearverb

To perceive by the ear; to apprehend or take cognizance of by the ear; as, to hear sounds; to hear a voice; to hear one call.

‘Lay thine ear close to the ground, and list if thou canst hear the tread of travelers.’; ‘He had been heard to utter an ominous growl.’;

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Hearverb

To give audience or attention to; to listen to; to heed; to accept the doctrines or advice of; to obey; to examine; to try in a judicial court; as, to hear a recitation; to hear a class; the case will be heard to-morrow.

Hearverb

To attend, or be present at, as hearer or worshiper; as, to hear a concert; to hear Mass.

Hearverb

To give attention to as a teacher or judge.

‘Thy matters are good and right, but there is no man deputed of the king to hear thee.’; ‘I beseech your honor to hear me one single word.’;

Hearverb

To accede to the demand or wishes of; to listen to and answer favorably; to favor.

‘I love the Lord, because he hath heard my voice.’; ‘They think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.’;

Hearverb

To have the sense or faculty of perceiving sound.

Hearverb

To use the power of perceiving sound; to perceive or apprehend by the ear; to attend; to listen.

‘So spake our mother Eve, and Adam heard,Well pleased, but answered not.’;

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Hearverb

To be informed by oral communication; to be told; to receive information by report or by letter.

‘I have heard, sir, of such a man.’; ‘I must hear from thee every day in the hour.’; ‘Hear him, . . . a cry indicative, according to the tone, of admiration, acquiescence, indignation, or derision.’;

Hearverb

perceive (sound) via the auditory sense

Hearverb

get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally;

‘I learned that she has two grown-up children’; ‘I see that you have been promoted’;

Hearverb

examine or hear (evidence or a case) by judicial process;

‘The jury had heard all the evidence’; ‘The case will be tried in California’;

Hearverb

receive a communication from someone;

‘We heard nothing from our son for five years’;

Hearverb

listen and pay attention;

‘Listen to your father’; ‘We must hear the expert before we make a decision’;

Hearverb

perceive with the ear the sound made by (someone or something)

‘behind her she could hear men's voices’; ‘she had never been heard to complain’; ‘he did not hear very well’;

Hearverb

listen or pay attention to

‘she just doesn't hear what I'm telling her’;

Hearverb

listen to all that someone has to say

‘Joseph gravely heard them out but never offered advice’;

Hearverb

listen to and judge (a case or plaintiff)

‘an all-woman jury heard the case’;

Hearverb

listen to and grant (a prayer)

‘our Heavenly Father has heard our prayers’;

Hearverb

be told or informed of

‘they heard that I had moved’; ‘I was shocked to hear of her death’; ‘have you heard the news?’;

Hearverb

be aware of; know of the existence of

‘nobody had ever heard of my college’;

Hearverb

be contacted by (someone), especially by letter or telephone

‘if you would like to join the committee, we would love to hear from you’;

Hearverb

will or would not allow or agree to

‘I won't hear of such idiocy’;

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