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  1. teach
    IPA[tēCH]
  2. verb

    • 1. show or explain to (someone) how to do something:

      she taught him to read he taught me how to ride a bike
      Synonym : educate, instruct, school, tutor, give lessons to, coach, train, upskill, ground, enlighten, illuminate, verse, edify, prepare, din something into, indoctrinate, brainwash, drill, discipline, put someone through their paces, teach school, train, show, guide, instruct, demonstrate to, give someone an idea, make clear, learn
    • 2. give information about or instruction in (a subject or skill):

      he came one day each week to teach painting she teaches me French
      Synonym : give lessons in, lecture in, give instructions in, inform someone about, familiarize someone with, acquaint someone with, instil, inculcate, explicate, explain, expound
    • 3. give such instruction professionally:

      she teaches at the local high school
    • 4. encourage someone to accept (something) as a fact or principle:

      the philosophy teaches self-control
    • 5. cause (someone) to learn or understand something by example or experience:

      traveling taught me that not everyone shared my beliefs my upbringing taught me never to be disrespectful to elders
    • 6. make (someone) less inclined to do something:

      I'll teach you to throw rocks at my windows

    noun

    • 1. a teacher:

      she came to say “Hi!” to her old teach
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: teach

    • v.: verb: teach, 3rd person present: teaches, gerund or present participle: teaching, past tense: taught, past participle: taught

    • verb

      impart knowledge to or instruct (someone) as to how to do something:

      give information about or instruction in (a subject or skill):

    • noun

      a teacher:
    • past and past participle of teach
    • past and past participle of teach
    • be a schoolteacher
    • noun

      an informal lecture and discussion or series of lectures on a subject of public interest:
    • be a schoolteacher
    • noun

      an informal lecture and discussion or series of lectures on a subject of public interest:
    • teach students using methods intended primarily to improve their performance on an examination rather than to enhance their understanding of a subject
    • punish or hurt someone as a deterrent
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