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Teach, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Taught; p. pr. & vb. n. Teaching.] Etym: [oe. techen, imp. taughte, tahte, as. t, imp. t, to show, teach, akin To tacn token. See token.]

1. To impart the knowledge of; to give intelligence concerning; to Impart, as knowledge before unknown, or rules for practice; to Inculcate as true or important; to exhibit impressively; as, to teach Arithmetic, dancing, music, or the like; to teach morals. If some men teach wicked things, it must be that others should Practice them. South.

2. To direct, as an instructor; to manage, as a preceptor; to guide The studies of; to instruct; to inform; to conduct through a course Of studies; as, to teach a child or a class. "he taught his Disciples." Mark ix. 31. The village master taught his little school. Goldsmith.

3. To accustom; to guide; to show; to admonish. I shall myself to herbs teach you. Chaucer. They have taught their tongue to speak lies. Jer. ix. 5.

Note: this verb is often used with two objects, one of the person, The other of the thing; as, he taught me latin grammar. In the Passive construction, either of these objects may be retained in the Objective case, while the other becomes the subject; as, i was taught Latin grammar by him; latin grammar was taught me by him.


-- to instruct; inform; inculcate; tell; guide; counsel; admonish.

See the note under learn.

Teach Teach, v. i.

Defn: to give instruction; to follow the business, or to perform the Duties, of a preceptor. And gladly would he learn, and gladly teach. Chaucer. The priests thereof teach for hire. Micah iii. 11.


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