1 perceive, understand, listen (to), attend (to), pay attention (to), catch, heed, hark (to):
Please hear what I have to say first.
2 understand, learn, discover, find out, gather, get wind of, pick up, ascertain, be told or advised or informed:
I hear you're thinking of resigning.
3 hear of. entertain, consider; approve (of), sanction, condone, agree or consent or assent to:
I won't hear of your leaving.