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 for listen
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Listen \Lis"ten\ (l[i^]s"'n), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Listened
     (l[i^]s"'nd); p. pr. & vb. n. Listening.] [OE. listnen,
     listen, lustnen, lusten, AS. hlystan; akin to hlyst hearing,
     OS. hlust, Icel. hlusta to listen, hlust ear, AS. hlosnian to
     wait in suspense, OHG. hlos[=e]n to listen, Gr. kly`ein, and
     E. loud. [root]41. See Loud, and cf. List to listen.]
     1. To give close attention with the purpose of hearing; to
        give ear; to hearken; to attend.
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              When we have occasion to listen, and give a more
              particular attention to some sound, the tympanum is
              drawn to a more than ordinary tension. --Holder.
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     2. To give heed; to yield to advice; to follow admonition; to
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              Listen to me, and by me be ruled.     --Tennyson.
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     To listen after, to take an interest in. [Obs.]
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              Soldiers note forts, armories, and magazines;
              scholars listen after libraries, disputations, and
              professors.                           --Fuller.
     Syn: To attend; hearken. See Attend.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Listen \Lis"ten\, v. t.
     To attend to. [Obs.] --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: hear with intention; "Listen to the sound of this cello"
      2: listen and pay attention; "Listen to your father"; "We must
         hear the expert before we make a decision" [syn: listen,
         hear, take heed]
      3: pay close attention to; give heed to; "Heed the advice of the
         old men" [syn: heed, mind, listen]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  32 Moby Thesaurus words for "listen":
     NB, attend, attend to, auscultate, be all ears, bend an ear, bug,
     cock the ears, eavesdrop, examine by ear, give attention,
     give audience to, give ear, give ear to, hark, hear, hear out,
     hearken, hearken to, heed, intercept, lend an ear, listen at,
     listen in, listen to, mind, obey, pay attention to, sit in on,
     straitened circumstances, tap, wiretap

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