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English noun: Teach

1. Teach (person) an English pirate who operated in the Caribbean and off the Atlantic coast of North America (died in 1718)

SynonymsBlackbeard, Edward Teach, Edward Thatch, Thatch

Instance hypernymbuccaneer, pirate, sea robber, sea rover

English verb: teach

1. teach (communication) impart skills or knowledge to

SamplesI taught them French.
He instructed me in building a boat.

ExamplesThe parents teach a French poem to the children, The parents teach the children a French poem

Synonymsinstruct, learn

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Broader (hypernym)inform

Narrower (hyponym)catechise, catechize, coach, condition, develop, drill, edify, educate, enlighten, ground, indoctrinate, induct, lecture, mentor, prepare, reinforce, reward, spoonfeed, talk, train, train, tutor, unteach, unteach

Causeacquire, larn, learn

2. teach (change) accustom gradually to some action or attitude

SamplesThe child is taught to obey her parents.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE

Broader (hypernym)accustom, habituate

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