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See definition of overhear on Dictionary.com
  • as inlisten
  • as inbug
  • as inhearken
  • as ineavesdrop
  • as inhear

synonyms for overhear

  • accept
  • admit
  • attend
  • get
  • observe
  • take notice
  • tune in
  • adopt
  • audit
  • auscultate
  • catch
  • concentrate
  • eavesdrop
  • entertain
  • hark
  • harken
  • hearken
  • mind
  • monitor
  • obey
  • receive
  • welcome
  • auscult
  • be all ears
  • be attentive
  • get a load of
  • give an audience to
  • give attention
  • give heed to
  • hang on words
  • hear out
  • hear tell
  • lend an ear
  • pick up on
  • prick up ears
  • take advice
  • take into consideration
  • take under advisement
  • tune in on
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antonyms for overhear

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  • deny
  • dispute
  • ignore
  • miss
  • refuse
  • reject
  • disobey
  • disregard
  • forget
  • neglect
  • turn away
  • speak
  • talk
  • keep
  • hold
  • miss
  • lose
  • fail
  • neglect
  • abstain
  • soothe
  • calm
  • misunderstand
  • disregard
  • ignore
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How to use overhear in a sentence

The little retreats stand close enough to one another that you can overhear your neighbors’ conversations.
GEORGETOWN GAINS A LITTLE GEM IN LUTÈCETOM SIETSEMAFEBRUARY 5, 2021WASHINGTON POST
We don’t walk by whiteboards scrawled with ideas that catch our attention or overhear something pertinent to that project that is consuming us.
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Typically, the brain starts with some new memory, encoded that day—maybe an important event, a discussion overheard at work, or something related to a personal concern—and searches for other, weakly associated memories.
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The guy at the next table did, and I overheard his conversation.
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Oftentimes, one group would overhear another, and the conversation would spill over into a new subject.
INNOVATION JUST ISN’T HAPPENING OVER ZOOMMATTHEWHEIMERDECEMBER 17, 2020FORTUNE
Last week, while waiting in line to vote early, I overheard a discussion between election officials.
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Jessie feared that Belle would overhear the comments of Burd and her chum, and she hurried the eating of her second sundae.
THE CAMPFIRE GIRLS OF ROSELAWNMARGARET PENROSE
Henry replied in the affirmative, declaring that he unfortunately could not overhear the subject under discussion.
THE DOCTOR OF PIMLICOWILLIAM LE QUEUX
The old man had approached near enough to overhear the words and recognise the face.
THE FLOATING LIGHT OF THE GOODWIN SANDSR.M. BALLANTYNE
Thus did the old gentleman mutter loud enough for Newton to overhear.
NEWTON FORSTERCAPTAIN FREDERICK MARRYAT
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WORDS RELATED TO OVERHEAR

  • eavesdrop
  • listen in
  • overhear
  • spy
  • tap
  • wiretap
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.