What is another word for overhear?

173 synonyms found


[ ˌə͡ʊvəhˈi͡ə], [ ˌə‍ʊvəhˈi‍ə], [ ˌəʊ_v_ə_h_ˈiə]

Overhearing means unintentionally hearing someone's conversation. Some synonyms for overhearing are eavesdrop, listen in, or intercept. Eavesdropping means secretly listening to someone's conversation to gain information. Listen in means to listen to a conversation without participating in it. Intercept means to stop or interrupt someone's conversation. Other synonyms include catch, gather, or pick up, which imply the act of unintentionally hearing something. These words are useful for describing a situation where someone overheard something without intending to. However, it is important to remember that overhearing someone's conversation without their consent is considered impolite and intrusive.

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How to use "Overhear" in context?

So you've just heard someone say a very private and embarrassing thing. You feel incredibly awkward, and you hope they don't hear you. What do you do?

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