Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb learn

6 senses of learn

Sense 1
learn, larn, acquire -- (gain knowledge or skills; "She learned dancing from her sister"; "I learned Sanskrit"; "Children acquire language at an amazing rate")

Sense 2
learn, hear, get word, get wind, pick up, find out, get a line, discover, see -- (get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally; "I learned that she has two grown-up children"; "I see that you have been promoted")

Sense 3
memorize, memorise, con, learn -- (commit to memory; learn by heart; "Have you memorized your lines for the play yet?")
       => study, hit the books -- (learn by reading books; "He is studying geology in his room"; "I have an exam next week; I must hit the books now")

Sense 4
learn, study, read, take -- (be a student of a certain subject; "She is reading for the bar exam")

Sense 5
teach, learn, instruct -- (impart skills or knowledge to; "I taught them French"; "He instructed me in building a boat")
       => inform -- (impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to; "I informed him of his rights")

Sense 6
determine, check, find out, see, ascertain, watch, learn -- (find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort; "I want to see whether she speaks French"; "See whether it works"; "find out if he speaks Russian"; "Check whether the train leaves on time")

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