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An interjection or cheer of approval, acceptance, or agreement. A: "We must begin by ensuring that each employee feels confident that they can raise complaints without fear of retribution by anyone in the company." B: "Hear, hear. It will have been long overdue, but better late than never." "Hear, hear!" shouted the members of congress after the president's speech.
An expression used to express approval, as in Whenever the senator spoke, he was greeted with cries of "Hear! hear!" This expression was originally Hear him! hear him! and used to call attention to a speaker's words. It gradually came to be used simply as a cheer. [Late 1600s]
ˌhear, ˈhear!called out, usually at a public meeting, etc. to express agreement and approval: ‘It is the wish of this government that both unemployment and inflation be reduced to acceptable levels.’ ‘Hear, hear!’
Used to express approval.