Definition of teach
- taught them a trade
- is teaching me to drive
- teach students to think for themselves
- I'll teach you to come home late
- teach algebra
- experience teaches us our limitations
- teach school
He enjoys teaching his students about history.
She taught English for many years at the high school.
The church teaches compassion and forgiveness.
Someone needs to teach her right and wrong.
The experience taught us that money doesn't mean everything.
Her injury will teach her not to be so careless with a knife.
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: to cause or help (someone) to learn about a subject by giving lessons
: to give lessons about (a particular subject) to a person or group
: to cause or help (a person or animal) to learn how to do something by giving lessons, showing how it is done, etc.
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to lessen the seriousness or strength of
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