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parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: learned, learning, learns, learnt
definition 1: to gain knowledge of through study, experience, or research.
I learned French grammar in school but never learned how to speak the language.He learned basic carpentry by watching his father.She learned how to skate just by experimenting and practicing.Where did you learn to play the guitar like that?Today we learned why the United States entered World War I.
similar words:
acquire, comprehend, get, grasp, master, pick up, realize, study, take
definition 2: to become informed of.
Did you learn the truth of the matter?We finally learned how the accident happened.
find out, hear
similar words:
acquire, ascertain, determine, discover, obtain, receive, unearth
definition 3: to commit to memory; memorize.
con, memorize
similar words:
get, study
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to gain knowledge or skill.
similar words:
definition 2: to become informed.
He learned from his friend about the fight.
find out, hear
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derivations: learnable (adj.), learner (n.)
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Learn is from an early German word that means "to follow along a track."
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  • learning:
    things that are learned.
  • learner:
    a person who learns.
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similar to learn
some actions associated with learning
some actions that cause learning
some aspects of learning
some broader categories that include learning
some descriptions of someone learning
some people associated with learning
some places associated with learning
some things conventionally associated with learning
some things that are learned
without learning