What is the meaning of learn?


  • Gain knowledge or skills.
    • usage: "She learned dancing from her sister"; "I learned Sanskrit"; "Children acquire language at an amazing rate"
  • Get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally.
    • usage: "I learned that she has two grown-up children"; "I see that you have been promoted"
  • Commit to memory; learn by heart.
    • usage: "Have you memorized your lines for the play yet"
  • Be a student of a certain subject.
    • usage: "She is reading for the bar exam"
  • Impart skills or knowledge to.
    • usage: "I taught them French"; "He instructed me in building a boat"
  • Find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort.
    • usage: "I want to see whether she speaks French"; "See whether it works"; "find out if he speaks Russian"; "Check whether the train leaves on time"
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APAWordNet. (2010). learn. Retrieved April 20, 2019, from http://smartdefine.org/learn/definitions/1290866
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