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Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive)


Noun teach has 1 sense

Verb teach has 2 senses


teachv. t. [OE. techen, imp. taughte, tahte, AS. t, imp. t, to show, teach, akin to tācn token. See Token.].
  •  To impart the knowledge of; to give intelligence concerning; to impart, as knowledge before unknown, or rules for practice; to inculcate as true or important; to exhibit impressively; as, to teach arithmetic, dancing, music, or the like; to teach morals.  [1913 Webster]
    "If some men teach wicked things, it must be that others should practice them."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To direct, as an instructor; to manage, as a preceptor; to guide the studies of; to instruct; to inform; to conduct through a course of studies; as, to teach a child or a class.  Mark ix. 31.  [1913 Webster]
    "The village master taught his little school."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To accustom; to guide; to show; to admonish.  [1913 Webster]
    " This verb is often used with two objects, one of the person, the other of the thing; as, he taught me Latin grammar. In the passive construction, either of these objects may be retained in the objective case, while the other becomes the subject; as, I was taught Latin grammar by him; Latin grammar was taught me by him."  [1913 Webster]
    "I shall myself to herbs teach you."  [1913 Webster]
    "They have taught their tongue to speak lies."  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- To instruct; inform; inculcate; tell; guide; counsel; admonish. See the Note under Learn.
teachv. i. 
     To give instruction; to follow the business, or to perform the duties, of a preceptor.  [1913 Webster]
    "And gladly would he learn, and gladly teach."  [1913 Webster]
    "The priests thereof teach for hire."  [1913 Webster]


teach, v.tr. (past and past part. taught)
1 a give systematic information to (a person) or about (a subject or skill). b (absol.) practise this professionally. c enable (a person) to do something by instruction and training (taught me to swim; taught me how to dance).
2 advocate as a moral etc. principle (my parents taught me tolerance).
3 (foll. by to + infin.) a induce (a person) by example or punishment to do or not to do a thing (that will teach you to sit still; that will teach you not to laugh). b colloq. make (a person) disinclined to do a thing (I will teach you to interfere).

1 an informal lecture and discussion on a subject of public interest.
2 a series of these. teach a person a lesson see LESSON. teach school US be a teacher in a school.
OE t{aelig}can f. a Gmc root = 'show'



broaden the mind, catechize, civilize, coach, communicate, demonstrate, direct, discipline, drill, edify, educate, enlighten, exercise, give instruction, give lessons in, ground, guide, illumine, impart, implant, inculcate, indoctrinate, inform, instill, instruct, instruction, lesson, open the eyes, practice, prepare, rear, reeducate, school, schooling, set right, sharpen the wits, show, show how, teach a lesson, teach the rudiments, teaching, train, training, tuition, tutelage, tutor




VB teach, instruct, educate, edify, school, tutor, cram, prime, coach, enlighten, inculcate, indoctrinate, inoculate, infuse, instill, infix, ingraft, infiltrate, imbue, impregnate, implant, graft, sow the seeds of, disseminate, given an idea of, put up to, put in the way of, set right, sharpen the wits, enlarge the mind, give new ideas, open the eyes, bring forward, teach the young idea how to shoot, improve, expound, lecture, read a lesson, give a lesson, give a lecture, give a sermon, give a discourse, incept, hold forth, preach, sermonize, moralize, point a moral, train, discipline, bring up, bring up to, form, ground, prepare, qualify, drill, exercise, practice, habituate, familiarize with, nurture, drynurse, breed, rear, take in hand, break, break in, tame, preinstruct, initiate, inure, put to nurse, send to school, direct, guide, direct attention to, impress upon the mind, impress upon the memory, beat into, beat into the head, convince, book, workbook, exercise book, preach to the wise, teach one's grandmother to suck eggs, teach granny to suck eggs, preach to the converted.

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