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hearken

or hark·en

[ hahr-kuhn ]
/ ˈhɑr kən /
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verb (used without object)

Literary. to give heed or attention to what is said; listen.

verb (used with object)

Archaic. to listen to; hear.

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Origin of hearken

1150–1200; Middle English hercnen,Old English he(o)rcnian, suffixed form of assumed *heorcian;see hark, -en1
heark·en·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for hearken

hearken

sometimes US harken

/ (ˈhɑːkən) /

verb

archaic to listen to (something)
hearkener, noun
Old English heorcnian; see hark
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