- The definition of hearken is to listen carefully.
When you listen very carefully to advice given by your parents and you actually pay attention and consider what they are saying, this is an example of a time when you hearken.
hearken definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Middle English herknien ; from Old English heorknian, hyrcnian ; from base of hieran: see hear
hearken definition by American Heritage Dictionary
also har·kenverb hear·kened also har·kened, hear·ken·ing also har·ken·ing, hear·kens also har·kens verb, intransitive
Origin: Middle English herknen, from Old English hercnian; see kous- in Indo-European roots.
hearken - Phrases/Idioms