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listen to

1. To pay close attention to the sounds someone or something is making. The doctor listened to her breathing to see how serious the infections was. Pop the hood of your car, and I'll listen to the engine to see if I can tell what's wrong.
2. To obey someone or something; to follow someone's or something's instructions. Please listen to your father, Jonah. You've got to listen to your body and realize when you need to take a break.
See also: listen
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

listen to someone or something

 
1. to pay attention to and hear someone or something. Listen to me! Hear what I have to say! I want to listen to his speech.
2. to heed someone, orders, or advice. Listen to me! Do what I tell you! You really should listen to his advice.
See also: listen
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Listen to the words and try to create a mental picture of what the speaker is saying.
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More specifically, in her discourses, I argue that Dworkin urges audiences to: acknowledge the complexities of listening to painful experiences while performing listening with forbearance and rigor; view listening as sacred and to enact listening with no expectation of personal gain; recognize that failing to listen enables oppressive structures to reproduce; listen to those who have "no claim" to speak; and recognize that personal stories have the potential to provide concrete knowledge that may serve as the basis of challenging social structures and motivating collective action.
It's not difficult to listen to people you like or when the subject is interesting, or you're hearing welcomed remarks or information.
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According to Buckley, "Students listen to the equivalent of a book a day; talk the equivalent of a book a week; read the equivalent of a book a month; and write the equivalent of a book a year" (1992, p.
Unable to hear, he could not listen to Jesus; unable to listen, he could not speak.
Since f8, Facebook's annual developer's conference, users have been able to utilise digital music service's new apps to listen to music without leaving the site.
Many of my male friends, when they were about to get married or had just gotten married, received the advice to listen to their wives.
Each interaction offers the opportunity not just to listen to what someone is saying, but to actually hear.
Recent research in listening instruction has attempted to clarify what learning to listen means and how teachers can help students "learn to listen" so that their students, in turn, can better "listen to learn." This article, therefore, begins with a very brief overview of the importance of listening and of recent research on listening instruction, followed by an innovative technique in practicing listening, which has proved to be highly effective with our students.
Summary: A top Egyptian scholar stirred controversy this week after he issued a fatwa restricting the places that Muslims can listen to the Quran, which had been vehemently rejected by the government in