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Definition of "hearken" []

  • To listen attentively; give heed. (verb-intransitive)
  • Archaic To listen to; hear. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hearken" in a sentence
  • "To hear is to hearken, and to hearken is to obey, from a right faith in God."
  • "Those stripes kind of hearken back to an old-fashioned ice cream parlor."
  • "I want to just kind of hearken back to what he said about San Diego."