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Definition of Listen


  1. To give close attention with the purpose of hearing; to give ear; to hearken; to attend.
  2. To give heed; to yield to advice; to follow admonition; to obey.
  3. To attend to.

Listen Quotations

The first duty of love is to listen. - Paul Tillich
The first duty of love is to listen.
Paul Tillich

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
Winston Churchill

Every man, every woman who has to take up the service of government, must ask themselves two questions: 'Do I love my people in order to serve them better? Am I humble and do I listen to everybody, to diverse opinions in order to choose the best path?' If you don't ask those questions, your governance will not be good.
Pope Francis

Listen to many, speak to a few.
William Shakespeare

When a woman is talking to you, listen to what she says with her eyes.
Victor Hugo
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Listen Translations

listen in Afrikaans is luister naar, luister
listen in Danish is lytte til, lytte
listen in Dutch is aanhoren, beluisteren, luisteren
listen in Finnish is kuunnella
listen in Italian is ascoltare, sentisti, udizione
listen in Portuguese is escutar, escute
listen in Spanish is escuchar, oir
listen in Swedish is lyssna
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