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.
Teach v. t. [imp. & p. p. Taught p. pr. & vb. n. Teaching.]
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.”
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.
n : an English pirate who operated in the Caribbean and off the
Atlantic coast of North America (died in 1718) [syn: Edward
Teach, Thatch, Edward Thatch, Blackbeard]
v 1: impart skills or knowledge to; "I taught them French"; "He
instructed me in building a boat" [syn: learn, instruct]
2: accustom gradually to some action or attitude; "The child is
taught to obey her parents"