HyperDic: learn

English > 6 senses of the word learn:
VERBcognitionlearn, larn, acquiregain knowledge or skills
cognitionlearn, hear, get word, get wind, pick up, find out, get a line, discover, seeget to know or become aware of, usually accidentally
cognitionlearn, memorize, memorise, concommit to memory
cognitionlearn, study, read, takebe a student of a certain subject
communicationlearn, teach, instructimpart skills or knowledge to
communicationlearn, determine, check, find out, see, ascertain, watchfind out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort
learn > pronunciation
Soundsler'n
Rhymesadjourn ... yearn: 61 rhymes with ern...
English > learn: 6 senses > verb 1, cognition
Meaninggain knowledge or skills.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s PP; Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE
ModelThey learn to move
Examples
  • "She learned dancing from her sister"
  • "I learned Sanskrit"
Synonymslarn, acquire
Caused byteach, learn, instructImpart skills or knowledge to
Entailed bymaster, get the hangBe or become completely proficient or skilled in
Narrowerabsorb, assimilate, ingest, take intake up mentally
catch upLearn belatedly
relearnLearn something again, as after having forgotten or neglected it
study, hit the booksLearn by reading books
Spanishadquirir, aprender, instruirse
Catalanadquirir, aprendre, instruir-se
Nounslearnersomeone (especially a child) who learns (as from a teacher) or takes up knowledge or beliefs
learnerworks for an expert to learn a trade / trade
English > learn: 6 senses > verb 2, cognition
MeaningGet to know or become aware of, usually accidentally.
PatternSomebody ----s that CLAUSE
ModelThey learn that there was a traffic accident
Example"I learned that she has two grown-up children"
Synonymshear, get word, get wind, pick up, find out, get a line, discover, see
NarrowerascertainLearn or discover with certainty
discover, findmake a discovery
get the goodsDiscover some bad or hidden / hidden information about
trip up, catchdetect a blunder or misstep
wise upget wise to
Similar towitness, find, seeperceive or be contemporaneous with
Spanishaprender, averiguar, descubrir, enterarse, enterar, oír, ver
Catalanaprendre, assabentar-se, assabentar, descobrir, veure
English > learn: 6 senses > verb 3, cognition
Meaningcommit to memory; learn by heart.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsmemorize, memorise, con
Narrowerunderstudy, alternateBe an understudy or alternate for a role
Broaderstudy, hit the booksLearn by reading books
Spanishaprender de memoria, aprender, memorizarse, memorizar
Catalanmemoritzar
English > learn: 6 senses > verb 4, cognition
MeaningBe a student of a certain subject.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsstudy, read, take
Narrowerauditattend academic courses without getting credit
drill, exercise, practice, practiseLearn by repetition
train, prepareUndergo training or instruction in preparation for a particular role, function, or profession
Spanishaprender, estudiar, examinar
Catalanaprendre, estudiar, examinar
English > learn: 6 senses > verb 5, communication
MeaningImpart skills or knowledge to.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Synonymsteach, instruct
Cause tolearn, larn, acquiregain knowledge or skills
Narrowercatechize, catechiseGive religious instructions to
coach, trainteach and supervise (someone)
conditionEstablish a conditioned response
drillteach by repetition
enlighten, edifymake understand
groundinstruct someone in the fundamentals of a subject
indoctrinateteach doctrines to
inductintroduce or initiate
lecture, talkdeliver a lecture / lecture or talk
mentorServe as a teacher or trusted counselor
reinforce, rewardstrengthen and support with rewards
spoonfeedteach without challenging the students
train, develop, prepare, educatecreate by training and teaching
tutorBe a tutor to someone
unteachCause to disbelieve
unteachCause to unlearn
BroaderinformImpart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to
Spanishadiestrar, aleccionar, aprender, educar, enseñar, instruir
Catalanensenyar, informar, instruir
English > learn: 6 senses > verb 6, communication
MeaningFind out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort.
PatternSomebody ----s whether INFINITIVE
ModelThey learn whether there was a traffic accident
Synonymsdetermine, check, find out, see, ascertain, watch
NarrowertestDetermine the presence or properties of (a substance)
Similar todetermine, find, find out, ascertainEstablish after a calculation, investigation, experiment / experiment, survey, or study
see, check, insure, see to it, ensure, control, ascertain, assureBe careful or certain to do something
Spanishaprender, averiguar, decidir, determinar, establecer, mirar, ver
Catalanaprendre, decidir, determinar, esbrinar, mirar, trobar, veure

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