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Definitions of teach

  1. impart skills or knowledge to; " I taught them French"; " He instructed me in building a boat"
  2. accustom gradually to some action or attitude; " The child is taught to obey her parents"
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. To accustom; to guide; to show; to admonish.
  6. To give instruction; to follow the business, or to perform the duties, of a preceptor.
  7. To make to know or understand; hence, to train in some line of activity; to give knowledge of; give knowledge to; instruct; inform.
  8. To give instruction.
  9. Taught.
  10. Teaching.
  11. To make known.
  12. To show: to impart knowledge to: to guide the studies of: to exhibit so as to impress upon the mind: to impart the knowledge of: to accustom: to counsel.
  13. To practice giving instruction:- pa. t. and pa. p. taught ( tawt).
  14. To give knowledge to; instruct; instruct in; counsel.
  15. To practise teaching.
  16. To impart knowledge to; instruct.
  17. To impart knowledge; give instruction.
  18. In sugar works, the last boiler.
  19. To instruct; to inform; to deliver any doctrine, art, principles, or words for instruction; to give intelligence; to exhibit so as to impress on the mind; to make familiar; to admonish; to suggest; to counsel.
  20. To practise giving instruction.

Usage examples for teach

  1. Only- I'm glad she didn't teach you. – The Call of the Canyon by Zane Grey
  2. " Let me teach you," said he. – An Unprotected Female at the Pyramids by Anthony Trollope
  3. I would teach them the things you have taught me. – The Re-Creation of Brian Kent by Harold Bell Wright
  4. Do your religion teach the same to every body, honey; or is you only sayin' so of your own 'cord? – May Brooke by Anna H. Dorsey
  5. Don't you think I ought to teach him a lesson? – Hector's Inheritance or The Boys of Smith Institute by Horatio Alger
  6. She used to teach school years ago. – Polly and the Princess by Emma C. Dowd
  7. I never had any idea that it was such a lot of trouble to teach children how to eat and drink. – Dear Enemy by Jean Webster
  8. His wife, he said, could teach them at home. – The Lights and Shadows of Real Life by T.S. Arthur Edition: 10 Language: English
  9. Every teacher who can attract pupils can teach something and every pupil can learn something of him. – Seed Thoughts for Singers by Frank Herbert Tubbs
  10. Or couldn't I teach? – Concerning Sally by William John Hopkins
  11. " Sir," replied the captain, " no one here is fit to teach me my duty." – Round the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
  12. There's no use our trying to teach them better ways, for they wouldn't listen to us. – The Simpkins Plot by George A. Birmingham
  13. She used to teach at the village school, and make her living that way. – The Obstacle Race by Ethel M. Dell
  14. We can teach them many things; they can teach us in this. – The Short Works of George Meredith by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  15. There was a time when he might have been expected to teach all that men could know, but that time is long past. – An Introduction to Philosophy by George Stuart Fullerton
  16. And you'll teach us? – Burr Junior by G. Manville Fenn
  17. Why didn't you teach them to me? – The Measure of a Man by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  18. I understood this at the beginning, so I made Settimia teach me how to read the writing, and I also learned to write myself, not very well, but one can understand it." – Whosoever Shall Offend by F. Marion Crawford
  19. If you haven't it's time America did come in and teach you a few things! – The Disturbing Charm by Berta Ruck
  20. I want to teach Bulungan one thing to- day- that Peter Gross is not afraid. – The Argus Pheasant by John Charles Beecham
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