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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
learn (verb)
transitive verb
1.
a) (1) to gain knowledge or understanding of or skill in by study, instruction, or experience - learn a trade
(2) - memorize learn the lines of a play
b) to come to be able - learn to dance
c) to come to realize - learned that honesty paid
2.
a) nonstandard - teach
b) obsolete to inform of something
3.
intransitive verb
to come to know - hear we just learned that he was ill to acquire knowledge or skill or a behavioral tendency discover
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
learn (verb)
1.
to acquire complete knowledge, understanding, or skill in
SYNONIMS:
get, master, pick up
RELATED WORDS:
apprehend, comprehend, grasp, know, understand; absorb, assimilate, digest, drink (in), imbibe; ascertain, descry, detect, determine, dig up, discern, discover, examine, find out, hear, hit (on upon), run down, scare up, search (for), see, track (down), tumble (to), unearth; major (in), study; memorize
get the hang of
NEAR ANTONYMS:
forget; misunderstand; miss, overlook; disregard, ignore, neglect
unlearn
learn (verb)
2.
to come to an awareness of
SYNONIMS:
ascertain, catch on (to), find out, get on (to), hear, learn, realize, see, wise (up)
RELATED WORDS:
hit (on upon), tumble (to); descry, detect, encounter, espy, see, spot; calculate, dope (out), figure out, find, puzzle (out); discern, mind, note, observe, perceive; divine
NEAR ANTONYMS:
miss, overlook; disregard, ignore; forget, unlearn; blanket, blot out, cloak, conceal, cover, curtain, enshroud, hide, mask, occult, screen, shroud, veil
learn (verb)
3.
to come upon after searching, study, or effort
SYNONIMS:
ascertain, descry, detect, determine, dig out, dig up, discover, dredge (up), ferret (out), find out, get, hit (on upon), hunt (down up), learn, locate, nose out, root (out), rout (out), rummage, run down, scare up, scout (up), track (down), turn up
RELATED WORDS:
espy, sight, spot; look for, search (for out), seek
NEAR ANTONYMS:
lose, mislay, misplace, misset
miss, overlook, pass over
learn (verb)
4.
to commit to memory
SYNONIMS:
con, learn, study
RELATED WORDS:
hark back (to), mind [], recall, recollect, relive, remember, reminisce (about), retain, think (of); accept, apprehend, comprehend, get, grasp, know, understand; absorb, digest
NEAR ANTONYMS:
disremember, forget, misremember; disregard, ignore, neglect, overlook, overpass, pass over, slight, slur (over)
unlearn
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