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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lis·ten v. i. [imp. & p. p. Listened p. pr. & vb. n. Listening.]
 1. To give close attention with the purpose of hearing; to give ear; to hearken; to attend.
    When we have occasion to listen, and give a more particular attention to some sound, the tympanum is drawn to a more than ordinary tension.   --Holder.
 2. To give heed; to yield to advice; to follow admonition; to obey.
    Listen to me, and by me be ruled.   --Tennyson.
 To listen after, to take an interest in. [Obs.]
    Soldiers note forts, armories, and magazines; scholars listen after libraries, disputations, and professors.   --Fuller.
 Syn: -- To attend; hearken. See Attend.