harken (Also harkens, harkening, harkened) : Related Words Words similar in meaning to harken


  • verb listen; used mostly in the imperative
    hearken; harken.

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  • verb listen; used mostly in the imperative
    hark; hearken.

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  • noun (physics) a thermodynamic quantity equivalent to the capacity of a physical system to do work; the units of energy are joules or ergs
    free energy.
    • energy can take a wide variety of forms
  • noun forceful exertion
    vigor; vigour; zip.
    • he plays tennis with great energy
    • he's full of zip

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  • verb give heed (to)
    advert; hang; attend; pay heed.
    • The children in the audience attended the recital quietly
    • She hung on his every word
    • They attended to everything he said

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  • noun that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason
    psyche; brain; head; nous.
    • his mind wandered
    • I couldn't get his words out of my head
  • noun recall or remembrance
    • it came to mind

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  • verb attach (oneself) to a person or thing in a neurotic way
    • He fixates on his mother, even at the age of 40
  • verb pay attention to exclusively and obsessively
    • The media are fixating on Princess Diana's death

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  • noun (law) a proceeding (usually by a court) where evidence is taken for the purpose of determining an issue of fact and reaching a decision based on that evidence
  • noun an opportunity to state your case and be heard
    • they condemned him without a hearing
    • he saw that he had lost his audience

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  • verb give heed (to)
    advert; hang; give ear; attend.
    • The children in the audience attended the recital quietly
    • She hung on his every word
    • They attended to everything he said

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  • noun a unit of length equal to one twelfth of a foot
  • noun a rare soft silvery metallic element; occurs in small quantities in sphalerite
    indium; atomic number 49.

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  • noun the sound made by a gentle blow
    pat; rap.
  • noun a gentle blow
    strike; rap.

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  • noun (baseball) a failure by a batter or runner to reach a base safely in baseball
    • you only get 3 outs per inning
  • verb to state openly and publicly one's homosexuality
    come out of the closet; come out.
    • This actor outed last year

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  • noun the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property
    return; yield; takings; issue; proceeds; payoff.
    • the average return was about 5%
  • noun the act of photographing a scene or part of a scene without interruption

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  • verb hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers
    catch; take in.
    • We overheard the conversation at the next table

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  • verb listen without the speaker's knowledge
    listen in.
    • the jealous man was eavesdropping on his wife's conversations

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  • noun something that remunerates
    wage; earnings; salary; remuneration.
    • wages were paid by check
    • he wasted his pay on drink
    • they saved a quarter of all their earnings
  • verb give money, usually in exchange for goods or services
    • I paid four dollars for this sandwich
    • Pay the waitress, please

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  • noun the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length
    spring; springiness.
  • verb cause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense
    • She gave him a black eye
    • The draft gave me a cold

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  • noun a coniferous tree
    true pine; pine tree.
  • noun straight-grained durable and often resinous white to yellowish timber of any of numerous trees of the genus Pinus

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  • noun a public promotion of some product or service
    ad; advertising; advertisement; advertizement; advertizing.
  • verb give heed (to)
    hang; give ear; attend; pay heed.
    • The children in the audience attended the recital quietly
    • She hung on his every word
    • They attended to everything he said

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  • noun an instrumentality needed for an undertaking or to perform a service

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  • verb listen and pay attention
    hear; listen.
    • Listen to your father
    • We must hear the expert before we make a decision

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  • verb provide with shelter
  • verb fool or hoax
    fool; put on; gull; dupe; befool; put one over; cod; put one across; slang.
    • The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone
    • You can't fool me!

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  • verb hear with intention
    • Listen to the sound of this cello
  • verb listen and pay attention
    take heed; hear.
    • Listen to your father
    • We must hear the expert before we make a decision

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  • verb go back to something earlier
    recall; come back; return.
    • This harks back to a previous remark of his

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  • verb listen to every detail and give a full hearing to

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  • verb be present at (meetings, church services, university), etc.
    go to.
    • She attends class regularly
    • I rarely attend services at my church
    • did you go to the meeting?
  • verb take charge of or deal with
    see; take care; look.
    • Could you see about lunch?
    • I must attend to this matter
    • She took care of this business

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  • noun a special way of doing something
    knack; bent.
    • he had a bent for it
    • he had a special knack for getting into trouble
    • he couldn't get the hang of it
  • noun the way a garment hangs
    • he adjusted the hang of his coat

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  • noun the posterior part of a human (or animal) body from the neck to the end of the spine
    • his back was nicely tanned
  • noun the side that goes last or is not normally seen
    • he wrote the date on the back of the photograph

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  • noun the act of tapping a telephone or telegraph line to get information
  • verb tap a telephone or telegraph wire to get information
    intercept; tap; bug.
    • The FBI was tapping the phone line of the suspected spy
    • Is this hotel room bugged?

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  • noun the point at which a line intersects a coordinate axis
  • verb seize on its way
    • The fighter plane was ordered to intercept an aircraft that had entered the country's airspace

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  • verb perceive (sound) via the auditory sense
  • verb get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally
    pick up; get a line; discover; see; learn; find out; get wind; get word.
    • I learned that she has two grown-up children
    • I see that you have been promoted

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  • noun the act of hearing attentively
    • you can learn a lot by just listening
    • they make good music--you should give them a hearing
  • verb hear with intention
    • Listen to the sound of this cello

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  • noun a drawback or difficulty that is not readily evident
    • it sounds good but what's the catch?
  • noun the quantity that was caught
    • the catch was only 10 fish

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  • noun the sense organ for hearing and equilibrium
  • noun good hearing
    • he had a keen ear
    • a good ear for pitch

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  • noun the act of hearing again
  • verb hear or try a court case anew
    retry; rehear.

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  • noun general term for any insect or similar creeping or crawling invertebrate
  • noun a fault or defect in a computer program, system, or machine

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  • noun the process whereby a person concentrates on some features of the environment to the (relative) exclusion of others
  • noun the act of being present (at a meeting or event etc.)

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  • noun an expensive vessel propelled by sail or power and used for cruising or racing
    racing yacht.
  • verb travel in a yacht

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  • verb call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
    raise; fire; enkindle; elicit; arouse; kindle; provoke.
    • arouse pity
    • raise a smile
    • evoke sympathy
  • verb evoke or provoke to appear or occur
    provoke; call forth; kick up.
    • Her behavior provoked a quarrel between the couple

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  • noun paying particular notice (as to children or helpless people)
    paying attention; attentiveness; regard.
    • his attentiveness to her wishes
    • he spends without heed to the consequences
  • verb pay close attention to; give heed to
    mind; listen.
    • Heed the advice of the old men

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  • verb listen quietly, without contributing to the conversation
  • verb listen without the speaker's knowledge
    • the jealous man was eavesdropping on his wife's conversations

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