Definitions for: Teach


[n] an English pirate who operated in the Caribbean and off the Atlantic coast of North America (died in 1718)
[v] accustom gradually to some action or attitude; "The child is taught to obey her parents"
[v] impart skills or knowledge to; "I taught them French"; "He instructed me in building a boat"



Webster (1913) Definition: Teach, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Taught; p. pr. & vb. n.
Teaching.] [OE. techen, imp. taughte, tahte, AS. t?cean,
imp. t?hte, to show, teach, akin to t[=a]cn token. See
Token.]
1. 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.

If some men teach wicked things, it must be that
others should practice them. --South.

2. 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. ``He taught his disciples.'' --Mark ix. 31.

The village master taught his little school.
--Goldsmith.

3. To accustom; to guide; to show; to admonish.

I shall myself to herbs teach you. --Chaucer.

They have taught their tongue to speak lies. --Jer.
ix. 5.

Note: 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.

Syn: To instruct; inform; inculcate; tell; guide; counsel;
admonish. See the Note under Learn.


Teach, v. i.
To give instruction; to follow the business, or to perform
the duties, of a preceptor.

And gladly would he learn, and gladly teach. --Chaucer.

The priests thereof teach for hire. --Micah iii.
11.

Synonyms: Blackbeard, Edward Teach, Edward Thatch, instruct, learn, Thatch

See Also: accustom, buccaneer, catechise, catechize, coach, condition, develop, drill, edify, educate, enlighten, ground, habituate, indoctrinate, inform, larn, lecture, mentor, pirate, prepare, reinforce, reward, sea robber, sea rover, spoonfeed, talk, train, tutor, unteach

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