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learn

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1 to acquire complete knowledge, understanding, or skill in

  • after months of trying, he finally learned the dance steps
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get the hang of

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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
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get wind of

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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
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4 to commit to memory

  • he learned the words to the song while performing karaoke
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discover, ascertain, determine, unearth, learn mean to find out what one did not previously know. discover may apply to something requiring exploration or investigation or to a chance encounter.
    • discovered the source of the river
ascertain implies effort to find the facts or the truth proceeding from awareness of ignorance or uncertainty.
    • attempts to ascertain the population of the region
determine emphasizes the intent to establish the facts definitely or precisely.
    • unable to determine the origin of the word
unearth implies bringing to light something forgotten or hidden.
    • unearth old records
learn may imply acquiring knowledge with little effort or conscious intention (as by simply being told) or it may imply study and practice.
    • I learned her name only today
    • learning Greek

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