1. [ verb ] (education) acquire or gain knowledge or skills
Synonyms: acquire larn

"She learned dancing from her sister" "I learned Sanskrit" "Children acquire language at an amazing rate"

Related terms: study absorb relearn catch_up skill learning
2. [ verb ] get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally
Synonyms: hear see discover find_out pick_up get_word get_a_line get_wind

"I learned that she has two grown-up children" "I see that you have been promoted"

Related terms: discover trip_up wise_up get_the_goods ascertain witness discovery discovery
3. [ verb ] (education) commit to memory; learn by heart
Synonyms: memorize memorise con

"Have you memorized your lines for the play yet?"

Related terms: study understudy memory memory memorization memorizer
4. [ verb ] (education) be a student of a certain subject
Synonyms: study take read

"She is reading for the bar exam"

Related terms: train drill audit discipline study
5. [ verb ] (education) impart skills or knowledge to
Synonyms: teach instruct

"I taught them French" "He instructed me in building a boat"

Related terms: inform train lecture condition coach tutor reinforce ground indoctrinate enlighten unteach catechize unteach catechize drill induct mentor spoonfeed teacher education teacher
6. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 24495
7. [ verb ] find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort
Synonyms: see find_out check ascertain watch determine

"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"

Related terms: test determine see determination check
Similar spelling:   Lerma