Definitions for teachtitʃ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(v.t.)to impart knowledge of or skill in; give instruction in:
She teaches mathematics.
to impart knowledge or skill to; give instruction to:
He teaches a large class.
(v.i.)to impart knowledge or skill; give instruction, esp. as one's profession or vocation.
* 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.
Origin of teach:
bef. 900; ME techen, OE tǣcan; akin to token
Edward (“Blackbeard”), died 1718, English pirate and privateer in the Americas.
Teach, Edward Teach, Thatch, Edward Thatch, Blackbeard(verb)
an English pirate who operated in the Caribbean and off the Atlantic coast of North America (died in 1718)
teach, learn, instruct(verb)
impart skills or knowledge to
"I taught them French"; "He instructed me in building a boat"
accustom gradually to some action or attitude
"The child is taught to obey her parents"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to instruct students in their learning
She's been teaching for over twenty years.; Do you prefer teaching young children or teenagers?; I taught French and German to adults.
to show or tell sb how to do sth
My Mom taught me how to play the piano.
to influence sb's behavior
Her actions taught me a lot about kindness.
To show (someone) the way; to guide, conduct.
To pass on knowledge.
To pass on knowledge, especially as one's profession; to act as a teacher.
She used to teach at university.
Nickname for a teacher.
I'm not in trouble again, am I, Teach?
Origin: From techen, from tæcan, from taikijanan, from deyǵe-. Cognate with tech, teich, zeigen, , dico, δείκνυμι. More at token.
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
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
to accustom; to guide; to show; to admonish
to give instruction; to follow the business, or to perform the duties, of a preceptor
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'teach' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3620
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'teach' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2388
Rank popularity for the word 'teach' in Verbs Frequency: #221
Translations for teach
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
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.
- ensinarPortuguese (BR)
- lære; underviseDanish
- διδάσκω, εκπαιδεύωGreek
- enseigner, apprendre (à)French
- poučavati, učiti kogaCroatian
- undervise, lære (bort)Norwegian
- преподавать; учитьRussian
- undervisa i, lära [ut]Swedish
- สอน (วิชา)Thai
- 教導Chinese (Trad.)
- вчити; викладатиUkrainian
- پڑھانا، سکھانا، تعليم ديناUrdu
- dạy, dạy bảoVietnamese
- 教，教导，训练Chinese (Simp.)
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