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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 heark·en /ˈhɑrkən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Heark·en v. i. [imp. & p. p. Hearkened p. pr. & vb. n. Hearkening.]
 1. To listen; to lend the ear; to attend to what is uttered; to give heed; to hear, in order to obey or comply.
    The Furies hearken, and their snakes uncurl.   --Dryden.
    Hearken, O Israel, unto the statutes and unto the judgments, which I teach you.   --Deut. iv. 1.
 2. To inquire; to seek information. [Obs.] Hearken after their offense.”
 Syn: -- To attend; listen; hear; heed. See Attend, v. i.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Heark·en, v. t.
 1. To hear by listening. [Archaic]
 [She] hearkened now and then
 Some little whispering and soft groaning sound.   --Spenser.
 2. To give heed to; to hear attentively. [Archaic]
    The King of Naples . . . hearkens my brother's suit.   --Shak.
 To hearken out, to search out. [Obs.]
    If you find none, you must hearken out a vein and buy.   --B. Johnson.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v : listen; used mostly in the imperative [syn: hark, harken]