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To listen - synonyms or related words



to pay attention to a sound, or to try to hear a sound

hear out

to listen to someone until they have finished speaking, without interrupting them

hear from

to listen to someone who is speaking about a particular thing

listen in

to secretly listen to what someone says



to listen to other people’s conversation without them knowing that you are listening

read someone’s lips

to know what someone is saying by looking at the shapes their lips make when they talk, for example because you are unable to hear

hang on someone’s every word

to listen very carefully to what someone is saying



to listen carefully to what someone is saying

strain your eyes/ears

to try very hard to see or hear something



formal to consider someone’s advice or warning and do what they suggest



a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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