from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. to listen to; to heed, as advice or one advising.
- transitive v. See under Ear.
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His brother Frederick II (1544-46), who for a time belonged to the Smalkaldic League, was more ready to give ear to innovations, but in many respects still wavered.
King’s privy Councillor and the Chief Officer of his empire, and the Sovran was wont to give ear to his word and conduct himself by his counsel and gainsay him not in aught.