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learned

adjective

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2 suggestive of the vocabulary used in books
  • a teaching assistant who tries to impress us with all of his learned words

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learned

verb
past tense of learn

Synonyms & Antonyms of learned (Entry 2 of 2)

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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The first known use of learned was in the 14th century

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“Learned.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/learned. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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