learn


learn

verb

Definition of LEARN

1
to acquire complete knowledge, understanding, or skill in <after months of trying, he finally learned the dance steps>
Synonyms get, master, pick up
Phrases get the hang of
Antonyms unlearn
2
to come to an awareness of <the directors have since learned that they should examine the company's financial reports a little more closely>
Synonyms ascertain, catch on (to), find out, get on (to), hear, learn, realize, see, wise (up)
Related Words hit (on or upon), tumble (to); descry, detect, encounter, espy, see, spot; calculate, dope (out), figure out, find, puzzle (out); discern, mind, note, observe, perceive; divine
3
to come upon after searching, study, or effort <the police were astonished when they learned the identity of the students who had vandalized the school>
Synonyms ascertain, descry, detect, determine, dig out, dig up, discover, dredge (up), ferret (out), find out, get, hit (on or upon), hunt (down or 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 or out), seek
Near Antonyms lose, mislay, misplace, misset
4
to commit to memory <he learned the words to the song while performing karaoke>
Synonyms con, learn, study
Antonyms unlearn

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