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learn

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of learn

  1. 1 to acquire complete knowledge, understanding, or skill in <after months of trying, he finally learned the dance steps> Synonyms 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 or upon), run down, scare up, search (for), see, track (down), tumble (to), unearth; major (in), study; memorize Phrases get the hang of Near Antonyms forget; misunderstand; miss, overlook; disregard, ignore, neglect Antonyms unlearn

  2. 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, discover, 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; divineNear Antonyms miss, overlook; disregard, ignore; forget, unlearn; blanket, blot out, cloak, conceal, cover, curtain, enshroud, hide, mask, occult, screen, shroud, veil

  3. 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), find, locate, nose out, root (out), rout (out), rummage, run down, scare up, scout (up), track (down), turn upRelated Words espy, sight, spot; look for, search (for or out), seekNear Antonyms lose, mislay, misplace, missetAntonyms miss, overlook, pass over

  4. 4 to commit to memory <he learned the words to the song while performing karaoke> Synonyms con, memorize, studyRelated Words hark back (to), mind [chiefly dialect], recall, recollect, relive, remember, reminisce (about), retain, think (of); accept, apprehend, comprehend, get, grasp, know, understand; absorb, digestNear Antonyms disremember, forget, misremember; disregard, ignore, neglect, overlook, overpass, pass over, slight, slur (over)Antonyms unlearn




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