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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: teaches, teaching, taught
definition 1: to instruct by imparting knowledge or advice to.
He taught his class how to multiply fractions.Her mother taught her to shake hands with people when being introduced.
educate, instruct, school, tutor
similar words:
catechize, coach, impart, inform, initiate, lesson, nurture, train
definition 2: to offer instruction in.
She teaches philosophy at the university.He taught us French last year.
similar words:
educate, lesson, profess
definition 3: to assert in order to influence.
The church teaches that adultery is a sin.The communists taught that capitalism was a corrupt economic system.
similar words:
assert, counsel, impart, preach
definition 4: to tell in order to advise or instruct.
My parents taught me that hard work will always be rewarded.Our linguistics professor taught us that languages like English, Russian, Greek, and even Bengali stem from a common source.Her governess taught her how she should curtsy.
similar words:
advise, counsel, inform, tell
definition 5: to cause to learn (something) through experience.
Life will teach you hard lessons.
similar words:
educate, enlighten, nurture, season
definition 6: to cause (someone) to regret a particular action.
He got kicked out of college?! That'll teach him to cheat off other people's papers!
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to provide instruction, esp. professionally.
I've been teaching for over ten years now.He teaches at the local high school.
similar words:
coach, educate
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