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I think the title says all! To make someone eat is feed. What is the word for to make someone hear? Now tell or say will not do, because they do not make someone hear; whether to pay heed to the speaker or not is up to the person being talked to. So I need a word that sort of forces someone to hear what I say (kind of shouting near the ear to make him listen, eh?)

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    No, you don't. "speak" , "tell ", or "say" are fine. Feeding someone is not the same as forcing them to eat. That is called "force-feeding". Have you ever tried to feed a baby who does not want to eat? – Brian Hitchcock Mar 9 '15 at 8:48
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    To piggy-back on what @Brian said, you could say that to help someone eat is to "feed". – J.R. Mar 9 '15 at 10:33
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So I need a word that sort of forces someone to hear what I say, (kind of shouting near the ear to make him listen, eh?)

In English, we say with an impatient tone in our voice:

Do I have to spoon-feed this to you?

and we mean by that:

Are you not going to pay attention and make some real effort to understand this?

  • But however, when you write you can't write your voice on the paper :-) – Sнаđошƒаӽ Mar 9 '15 at 14:20

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