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  1. (intransitive) To perceive sounds through the ear. [from 10th c.]
  2. (transitive) To perceive (a sound, or something producing a sound) with the ear, to recognize (something) in an auditory way. [from 10th c.]
  3. (transitive) To exercise this faculty intentionally; to listen to. [from 10th c.]
  4. (transitive) To listen favourably to; to grant (a request etc.). [from 10th c.]
  5. (transitive) To receive information about; to come to learn of. [from 10th c.]
  6. (transitive) To listen to (a person, case) in a court of law; to try. [from 12th c.]
  7. (transitive, informal) To sympathize with; to share the feeling or opinion of.
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