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hearken (v.)

late Old English heorcnian "to give ear, listen" (intransitive); hear with attention" (transitive), a suffixed form of *heorcian (root of hark); from Proto-Germanic *hausjan (see hear). Harken is the usual spelling in U.S. and probably is better justified by etymology; OED says preference for hearken in British use likely is from influence of hear.

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Definitions of hearken from WordNet

hearken (v.)
listen; used mostly in the imperative;
Synonyms: hark / harken
From wordnet.princeton.edu