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teach

 (tēch)
v. taught (tôt), teach·ing, teach·es
v.tr.
1. To impart knowledge or skill to: teaches children.
2. To provide knowledge of; instruct in: teaches French.
3. To condition to a certain action or frame of mind: teaching youngsters to be self-reliant.
4. To cause to learn by example or experience: an accident that taught me a valuable lesson.
5. To advocate or preach: teaches racial and religious tolerance.
6. To carry on instruction on a regular basis in: taught high school for many years.
v.intr.
To give instruction, especially as an occupation.
n. Slang
A teacher.

[Middle English techen, from Old English tǣcan; see deik- in Indo-European roots.]
Synonyms: teach, instruct, educate, train, school1, discipline, drill1
These verbs mean to impart knowledge or skill. Teach is the most widely applicable: taught the child to draw; taught literature at the college. Instruct often suggests training in some special field or skill: instructed the undergraduates in music theory. Educate often implies formal instruction but especially stresses the development of innate capacities: "We are educated by others ... and this cultivation, mingling with our innate disposition, is the soil in which our desires, passions, and motives grow" (Mary Shelley).
Train suggests concentration on particular skills intended to fit a person for a desired role: trained the vocational students to be computer technicians. School often implies an arduous training process: "He took young Deanie under his wing and schooled him in the art of ambidextrous gunplay" (T.J. English).
Discipline usually refers to the teaching of control, especially self-control: disciplined myself to exercise every day. Drill implies rigorous instruction or training, usually by repetition: drilled the students by having them recite the multiplication tables.

teach

(tiːtʃ)
vb, teaches, teaching or taught
1. (often foll by: how) to help to learn; tell or show (how): to teach someone to paint; to teach someone how to paint.
2. to give instruction or lessons in (a subject) to (a person or animal): to teach French; to teach children; she teaches.
3. (tr; may take a clause as object or an infinitive) to cause to learn or understand: experience taught him that he could not be a journalist.
4. informal Also: teach someone a lesson to cause (someone) to suffer the unpleasant consequences of some action or behaviour
[Old English tǣcan; related to tācen token, Old Frisian tēken, Old Saxon tēkan, Old High German zeihhan, Old Norse teikn sign]
ˈteachable adj

Teach

(tiːtʃ)
n
(Biography) Edward, known as Blackbeard. died 1718, English pirate, active in the West Indies and on the Atlantic coast of North America

teach

(titʃ)

v. taught, teach•ing. v.t.
1. to impart knowledge of or skill in; give instruction in: She teaches mathematics.
2. to impart knowledge or skill to; give instruction to: He teaches a large class.
v.i.
3. to impart knowledge or skill; give instruction, esp. as one's profession or vocation.
[before 900; Middle English techen, Old English tǣcan; akin to token]
syn: teach, instruct, train, educate share the meaning of imparting information, understanding, or skill. teach is the most general of these terms, referring to any practice that furnishes a person with skill or knowledge: to teach children to write. instruct usu. implies a systematic, structured method of teaching: to instruct paramedics in first aid. train stresses the development of a desired proficiency or behavior through practice, discipline, and instruction: to train military recruits. educate stresses the development of reasoning and judgment; it often involves preparing a person for an occupation or for mature life: to educate the young.

Teach

(titʃ)

n.
Edward ( “Blackbeard” ), died 1718, English pirate and privateer in the Americas.

teach

1. teaching a subject

If you teach a subject, you explain it to people so that they know about it or understand it. The past form and -ed participle of teach is taught.

I taught history for many years.
English will be taught in primary schools.

When teach has this meaning, it often has an indirect object. The indirect object can go either in front of the direct object or after it. If it goes after the direct object, you put to in front of it.

That's the man that taught us Geography at school.
I found a job teaching English to a group of adults in Paris.
2. teaching a skill

If you teach someone to do something, you give them instructions so that they know how to do it.

He taught me to sing a song.
His dad had taught him to drive.

When teach is used with a to-infinitive like this, it must have a direct object. Don't say, for example, 'His dad had taught to drive'.

Instead of using a to-infinitive, you can sometimes use an -ing form. For example, instead of saying 'I taught them to ski', you can say 'I taught them skiing'. You can also say 'I taught them how to ski'.

She taught them singing.
My mother taught me how to cook.

teach


Past participle: taught
Gerund: teaching

Imperative
teach
teach
Present
I teach
you teach
he/she/it teaches
we teach
you teach
they teach
Preterite
I taught
you taught
he/she/it taught
we taught
you taught
they taught
Present Continuous
I am teaching
you are teaching
he/she/it is teaching
we are teaching
you are teaching
they are teaching
Present Perfect
I have taught
you have taught
he/she/it has taught
we have taught
you have taught
they have taught
Past Continuous
I was teaching
you were teaching
he/she/it was teaching
we were teaching
you were teaching
they were teaching
Past Perfect
I had taught
you had taught
he/she/it had taught
we had taught
you had taught
they had taught
Future
I will teach
you will teach
he/she/it will teach
we will teach
you will teach
they will teach
Future Perfect
I will have taught
you will have taught
he/she/it will have taught
we will have taught
you will have taught
they will have taught
Future Continuous
I will be teaching
you will be teaching
he/she/it will be teaching
we will be teaching
you will be teaching
they will be teaching
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been teaching
you have been teaching
he/she/it has been teaching
we have been teaching
you have been teaching
they have been teaching
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been teaching
you will have been teaching
he/she/it will have been teaching
we will have been teaching
you will have been teaching
they will have been teaching
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been teaching
you had been teaching
he/she/it had been teaching
we had been teaching
you had been teaching
they had been teaching
Conditional
I would teach
you would teach
he/she/it would teach
we would teach
you would teach
they would teach
Past Conditional
I would have taught
you would have taught
he/she/it would have taught
we would have taught
you would have taught
they would have taught
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.teach - an English pirate who operated in the Caribbean and off the Atlantic coast of North America (died in 1718)Teach - an English pirate who operated in the Caribbean and off the Atlantic coast of North America (died in 1718)
Verb1.teach - impart skills or knowledge to; "I taught them French"; "He instructed me in building a boat"
train, educate, prepare, develop - create by training and teaching; "The old master is training world-class violinists"; "we develop the leaders for the future"
indoctrinate - teach doctrines to; teach uncritically; "The Moonies indoctrinate their disciples"
drill - teach by repetition
catechise, catechize - give religious instructions to
reinforce, reward - strengthen and support with rewards; "Let's reinforce good behavior"
spoonfeed - teach without challenging the students; "This professor spoonfeeds his students"
induct - introduce or initiate; "The young geisha was inducted into the ways of her profession"
mentor - serve as a teacher or trusted counselor; "The famous professor mentored him during his years in graduate school"; "She is a fine lecturer but she doesn't like mentoring"
tutor - be a tutor to someone; give individual instruction; "She tutored me in Spanish"
unteach - cause to disbelieve; teach someone the contrary of what he or she had learned earlier
unteach - cause to unlearn; "teach somebody to unlearn old habits or methods"
ground - instruct someone in the fundamentals of a subject
lecture, talk - deliver a lecture or talk; "She will talk at Rutgers next week"; "Did you ever lecture at Harvard?"
inform - impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to; "I informed him of his rights"
coach, train - teach and supervise (someone); act as a trainer or coach (to), as in sports; "He is training our Olympic team"; "She is coaching the crew"
edify, enlighten - make understand; "Can you enlighten me--I don't understand this proposal"
condition - establish a conditioned response
2.teach - accustom gradually to some action or attitude; "The child is taught to obey her parents"
accustom, habituate - make psychologically or physically used (to something); "She became habituated to the background music"

teach

verb
1. instruct, train, coach, school, direct, advise, inform, discipline, educate, drill, tutor, enlighten, impart, instil, inculcate, edify, give lessons in a programme to teach educational skills She taught me to read.
2. show, train, demonstrate George had taught him how to ride a horse.
3. give lessons in, lecture in, give instruction in, tutor, explain, expound, inculcate, inform someone about She teaches English to Japanese business people.

teach

verb
To impart knowledge and skill to:
Translations
يُعَلِّميُعَلِّمُ
učit
læreundervise
opettaa
ללמד
podučavatiučiti
ajar
kenna
教える
가르치다
docere
mācīt
învăţa
učiťnaučiť
učitipoučevati
läraundervisa
สอน
dạy học

teach

[tiːtʃ] (taught (pt, pp))
A. VT
1. (in class) [+ subject] → dar clases de, enseñar; [+ group] → dar clases a
Miss Hardy taught us needleworkla Srta. Hardy nos daba clases de or nos enseñaba costura
he teaches primary-school childrenes maestro de escuela (primaria), da clases a niños de primaria
to teach school (US) (primary) → dar clases en un colegio de enseñanza primaria; (secondary) → dar clases en un colegio de enseñanza secundaria
she taught English to Japanese businessmenenseñaba inglés or daba clases de inglés a ejecutivos japoneses
2. (not in class) → enseñar
to teach sb to do sthenseñar a algn a hacer algo
his parents taught him never to liesus padres le enseñaron a no mentir nunca
he taught himself Arabicaprendió árabe por su cuenta
I'll teach you to speak to me like that!¡ya te enseñaré yo a hablarme así!
you can't teach him anything about carsno le puedes enseñar nada sobre coches
my mother taught me how to cookmi madre me enseñó a cocinar
history teaches us a valuable lessonla historia nos enseña una valiosa lección
that'll teach you!¡eso te servirá de lección!, ¡te está bien empleado!
that will teach you to mind your own business!¡eso te enseñará a no meterte en lo que no te importa!
don't teach your grandmother to suck eggsa tu padre no le puedes enseñar a ser hijo
to teach sb a lessondarle una lección a algn
you can't teach an old dog new tricksperro viejo no aprende gracias
B. VI (= give classes) → dar clases
his wife teaches at our schoolsu esposa da clases or es profesora en nuestro colegio
he has always wanted to teachsiempre ha querido ser profesor or dedicarse a la enseñanza

teach

[ˈtiːtʃ] [taught] [ˈtɔːt] (pt, pp)
vt
(= give instructions to) → enseigner à
to teach sb sth (gen)apprendre qch à qn
to teach sb sth (at school, college, university)enseigner qch à qn
My sister taught me to swim → Ma sœur m'a appris à nager.
to teach sb how to do sth → apprendre à faire qch à qn
My mother taught me how to cook → Ma mère m'a appris à cuisiner.
to teach sb to do sth → apprendre à faire qch à qn
[+ subject] → enseigner
She teaches physics → Elle enseigne la physique.
She taught English to Japanese business people → Elle enseignait l'anglais à des cadres commerciaux japonais.
(make feel or think differently)apprendre
Their daughter's death had taught them humility → La mort de leur fille leur a appris l'humilité.
it taught him a lesson → ça lui a servi de leçon
that'll teach you! → ça t'apprendra!
vienseigner

teach

vb: pret, ptp <taught>
vt subject, personunterrichten, lehren (geh); animalabrichten; to teach something to somebody, to teach somebody somethingjdm etw beibringen; (teacher) → jdn in etw (dat)unterrichten, jdm Unterricht in etw (dat)geben; to teach somebody to do somethingjdm beibringen, etw zu tun; the accident taught me to be carefuldurch diesen Unfall habe ich gelernt, vorsichtiger zu sein; to teach somebody how to do somethingjdm zeigen, wie man etw macht, jdm etw beibringen; you can’t teach somebody how to be happyman kann niemanden lehren, glücklich zu sein; he teaches Frencher unterrichtet or gibt (inf)or lehrt (geh)Französisch; who taught you to drive?bei wem haben Sie Fahren gelernt?; to teach school (US) → Lehrer(in) sein/werden; to teach oneself somethingsich (dat)etw beibringen; I taught myself to ride a bikeich habe mir das Radfahren (selbst) beigebracht; let that teach you not to …lass dir das eine Lehre sein, nicht zu …; that’ll teach him a thing or two!da werden ihm die Augen aufgehen, da wird er erst mal sehen (inf); it taught me a thing or twoes war sehr lehrreich, da habe ich einiges gelernt; that’ll teach him!das hat er nun davon!; make her pay, that’ll teach herlass sie bezahlen, das wird ihr eine Lehre sein; that’ll teach you to break the speed limit/not to pay your insurancedas hast du (nun) davon, dass du die Geschwindigkeitsbegrenzung überschritten/die Versicherung nicht bezahlt hast; I’ll teach you to speak to me like that!ich werde dir schon austreiben (inf)or werde dich lehren, so mit mir zu sprechen!; you can’t teach him anything about thatdarüber können Sie ihm nichts Neues mehr erzählen
viunterrichten, Unterricht geben; he wants to teacher möchte Lehrer werden; he can’t teach he can’t teach (= not allowed)er darf nicht unterrichten; (= no ability)er gibt keinen guten Unterricht
n (esp US inf: = teacher: as address) → Herr m, → Frau f

teach

[tiːtʃ] (taught (pt, pp))
1. vtinsegnare
I teach English → insegno inglese
to teach sb sth, teach sth to sb → insegnare qc a qn
to teach sb (how) to do sth → insegnare a qn come si fa qc
I taught him (how) to write → gli ho insegnato a scrivere
it taught him a lesson (fig) → gli è servito da lezione
I'll teach you to leave the gas on! → ti faccio vedere io cosa ti succede quando lasci il gas aperto!
2. viinsegnare
his wife teaches in our school → sua moglie insegna nella nostra scuola

teach

(tiːtʃ) past tense, past participle taught (toːt) verb
to give knowledge, skill or wisdom to a person; to instruct or train (a person). She teaches English / the piano; Experience has taught him nothing.
ˈteacher noun
a person who teaches, especially in a school.
teaching noun
1. the work of teacher. Teaching is a satisfying job; (also adjective) the teaching staff of a school.
2. guidance or instruction. She followed her mother's teaching.
3. something that is taught. one of the teachings of Christ.

teach

يُعَلِّمُ učit lære lehren διδάσκω enseñar opettaa enseigner podučavati insegnare 教える 가르치다 onderwijzen undervise nauczyć ensinar учить undervisa สอน öğretmek dạy học 讲授

teach

vi. enseñar.

teach

vt (pret & pp taught) enseñar
References in classic literature ?
A weekly meeting will be held at Kitchen place, to teach young ladies how to cook.
I'll teach you to put your hands on my boy, you beast," roared the sa- loon keeper, who, tired of beating the master, had begun to kick him about the yard.
I make my first communion very young; what the Church teach seem plain to me.
Though we are not in danger, common prudence would teach us to journey through this wilderness in as quiet a manner as possible.
He was one of the martyrs to that terrible delusion, which should teach us, among its other morals, that the influential classes, and those who take upon themselves to be leaders of the people, are fully liable to all the passionate error that has ever characterized the maddest mob.
He described him as a man of skill in all Christian modes of physical science, and likewise familiar with whatever the savage people could teach in respect to medicinal herbs and roots that grew in the forest.
To watch, teach, "form" little Flora would too evidently be the making of a happy and useful life.
But how easy and how hopeless to teach these fine things
It means to teach a horse to wear a saddle and bridle, and to carry on his back a man, woman or child; to go just the way they wish, and to go quietly.
Auld, she very kindly commenced to teach me the A, B, C.
for so I shall henceforth call him), and his children, and every servant of his house, were desirous to teach me; for they looked upon it as a prodigy, that a brute animal should discover such marks of a rational creature.
Nor is he paid for giving instruction--that is another mistaken notion:--he has nothing to teach.