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Teach



verb (used with object), taught, teaching.
1.
to impart knowledge of or skill in; give instruction in:
She teaches mathematics.
Synonyms: coach.
2.
to impart knowledge or skill to; give instruction to:
He teaches a large class.
Synonyms: inform, enlighten, discipline, drill, school, indoctrinate; coach.
verb (used without object), taught, teaching.
3.
to impart knowledge or skill; give instruction.
Synonyms: inform, enlighten, discipline, drill, school, indoctrinate; coach.
noun
4.
Informal. teacher.
noun
1.
Edward (“Blackbeard”) died 1718, English pirate and privateer in the Americas.
verb teaches, teaching, taught
1.
(transitive; may take a clause as object or an infinitive) often foll by how. to help to learn; tell or show (how): to teach someone to paint, to teach someone how to paint
2.
to give instruction or lessons in (a subject) to (a person or animal): to teach French, to teach children, she teaches
3.
(transitive; may take a clause as object or an infinitive) to cause to learn or understand: experience taught him that he could not be a journalist
4.
(informal) Also teach someone a lesson. to cause (someone) to suffer the unpleasant consequences of some action or behaviour
noun
1.
Edward, known as Blackbeard. died 1718, English pirate, active in the West Indies and on the Atlantic coast of North America

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  • Teachability

    adjective 1. capable of being instructed, as a person; docile. 2. capable of being taught, as a subject.

  • Teachable

    adjective 1. capable of being instructed, as a person; docile. 2. capable of being taught, as a subject.



  • Teach a lesson

    Punish in order to prevent a recurrence of bad behavior. For example, Timmy set the wastebasket on fire; that should teach him a lesson about playing with matches . This term uses lesson in the sense of “a punishment or rebuke,” a usage dating from the late 1500s. Also see learn one’s lesson

  • Teacher

    noun 1. a person who teaches or instructs, especially as a profession; instructor. noun 1. a person whose occupation is teaching others, esp children 2. a personified concept that teaches: nature is a good teacher



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