verb [ intrans. ]
give one’s attention to a sound : evidently he was not listening | sit and listen to the radio.
• take notice of and act on what someone says; respond to advice or a request : I told her over and over again, but she wouldn’t listen.
• make an effort to hear something; be alert and ready to hear something : they listened for sounds from the baby’s room.
• used to urge someone to pay attention to what one is going to say : listen, I’ve got an idea.