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Definition of "teach" []

  • To impart knowledge or skill to: teaches children. (verb-transitive)
  • To provide knowledge of; instruct in: teaches French. (verb-transitive)
  • To condition to a certain action or frame of mind: teaching youngsters to be self-reliant. (verb-transitive)
  • To cause to learn by example or experience: an accident that taught me a valuable lesson. (verb-transitive)
  • To advocate or preach: teaches racial and religious tolerance. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "teach" in a sentence
  • "Fellow-students, neighbors, and citizens teach by precept and by example; and especially do _school-houses teach_."
  • "You must teach, _teach_, TEACH these black hounds to know they are men, not brutes! ""
  • "One meaning of the word teach is the concept of indoctrinate or train. and the other part is to provide information."