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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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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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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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The first known use of learn was before the 12th century

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“Learn.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/learn. Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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