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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

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
References in classic literature ?
Many of the young braves sought her in marriage, but she would listen to one only--a handsome chief, who had taken her fancy some years before.
"But perhaps--have you time to listen to one more short piece?
It only remained to put it to the vote, when the president resumed: `Gentlemen and you, monsieur, -- you will not be displeased, I presume, to listen to one who calls himself a very important witness, and who has just presented himself.
They also know that we respect and listen to one another, that I do not preach politics at them but do speak with them and learn from them, and that our relationship in many cases is not only one of affection, but of genuine love.
Even as Duterte had made remarks against god and the Catholic Church, Valles said that they are 'open to listen to one another with respect, with openness' as he said this is 'necessary as a pesona of ordained bishops, which is to always reach out.'
I believe non-smokers should consider smokers and listen to one, not so-called experts.
Get in Will we see the Government finally listen to one of their own committees, instead of sitting on the fence as usual, and take the appropriate action necessary that will show they have the interest of the public at heart?
Our only hope to survive life-threatening situations is to listen to one another, understand and forgive, help one another and be compassionate.
Personally, I wouldn't cross the road to listen to one of his speeches and I've heard plenty.
"A magical experience for children and adults alike, this is a unique opportunity to listen to one of contemporary cinema's most important actresses."
Would you listen to One Direction, sitting at a party with your girl?
Guess what - if you only listen to one section of the community when you consult, you won't get the whole picture.
Next month, on August 11, we will be meeting to share a fish and chip supper and listen to one of our favourite speakers, Maeve Nattress.
Janno made her listen to one song, but she doesn't feel that it's the right song for her.