Teach is a slightly difficult word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
When learning new words, it's important to see how they're used, or to see them in the different contexts in which they're often used, and that's just what we'll do to help you better understand teach (and many other English words!). By seeing different ways you can use teach in a sentence, as well as synonyms and antonyms of teach, you will have a much better grasp on how it should be used, and you'll feel more confortable with using it much sooner.
Below you will find the definition of teach, followed by 31 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(verb) - impart skills or knowledge to
EXAMPLES - Teach in a Sentence
- Or to even teach, which is what I had wanted to do. (source)
- Even if what they teach is biased to the point of untruth. (source)
- Antinomians do in downright terms teach this: for they say, (1.) (source)
- One of the classes I teach is AP English Literature and Composition. (source)
- But they always seem to teach, which is another of his many passions. (source)
- What in/S/a@nkara's opinion the Upanishads teach, is shortly as follows. (source)
- Neither does the expression teach (didasko, I teach) signify anything more. (source)
- I wonder if the proper way to teach is to say: I believe X and here is why I do. (source)
- You must teach, _teach_, TEACH these black hounds to know they are men, not brutes! " (source)
- But what the Church does teach is that sexual intimacy by anyone outside marriage is wrong (source)
- Tomorrow I will answer your questions, for it is as the Lord Confucius said that to teach is to learn. (source)
- I think the difference between me and Bob, and so many of the people I teach is quite simple: Bob and I tried. (source)
- If you are teaching the science of the Solar System, you will certain teach children about non-telic mechanisms. (source)
- Fellow-students, neighbors, and citizens teach by precept and by example; and especially do _school-houses teach_. (source)
- One meaning of the word teach is the concept of indoctrinate or train. and the other part is to provide information. (source)
- An MP3 audio file from our conference call teach-in titled The Truth About Health Reform is now available for download. (source)
- As we know, what we teach is not necessarily what is learnt and the acquisition of certain structures takes a long time. (source)
- A teacher went forth to teach, that is, to scatter information, facts: -- arithmetical, historical, geographical, linguistic facts. (source)
- Revolving these things, he might have lived to a venerable age but for that noble ambition to teach, which is fatal to even the wisest. (source)
- However, you do need to take a teaching course TEFL CELTA or a pedagogical course somewhere. how to teach is the most important factor. maestra (source)
- One of the things that the Catholic church does teach is that all persons saved by the blood of Jesus Christ are part of the same Body of Christ. (source)
- "One way to teach someone how to teach is to give them a skill they're not adept at," said Diana Cutaia, Wheelock's director of athletics who ran that session. (source)
- Another quickly interrupted him with, "The big thing the Legion's got to teach is Americanism and let those crack-brained fools know just what this country stands for." (source)
- If we have that type of proud mind, and especially if our motivation to teach is to make a lot of money and become very famous, this is a complete waste of our learning. (source)
- Plato was a teacher of teachers, and like every other great teacher who has ever lived, his soul goes marching on, for to teach is to influence, and influence never dies. (source)
- They certainly must be gettin 'a good deal of schoolin', but the man says all the teachers teach is English, an 'as none of the children can speak English they don't get much learned. (source)
- But what the Church does teach is that sexual intimacy by anyone outside marriage is wrong; that marriage is a sacramental covenant; and that marriage can only occur between a man and a woman. (source)
- And my Partner Paul just said, and he's like a little bit younger than me, but he said you know what, this is like what they used to call a teach-in in the '60s. you guys have just been schooled. (source)
- GRACE: No. The thought of going into a classroom, to finish school even or to even teach, which is what I had wanted to do, the thought of being in the classroom, looking out the window, wondering. (source)
- The assumption that one is prepared to teach is too often associated with views and feelings that prevent the guide from remaining himself a student and being ready to learn even from the very beginner, as he must if he have the true spirit. (source)
- When a teacher has studied the Bible, when he has pounded on the text like Luther, has wrestled with it like Jacob with God, refusing to leave until he has received something, when the teacher has done this, he comes to teach from a living encounter, an encounter that no other book can give or mediate. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 31 example sentences provided below is 69.0, which suggests that "teach" is a standard word that is understood by individuals with a high school diploma or degree, and can be found in news articles, books, magazines and other places.
We have 50 synonyms for teach.
advise, brainwash, break in, brief, catechize, coach, communicate, cram, demonstrate, develop, direct, discipline, drill, edify, enlighten, exercise, explain, expound, fit, form, give instruction, give lessons, give the facts, ground, guide, illustrate, imbue, impart, implant, improve mind, inculcate, indoctrinate, inform, initiate, instruct, interpret, lecture, nurture, open eyes, polish up, pound into, prepare, profess, rear, school, sharpen, show, show the ropes, train, tutor
We have 12 antonyms for teach.
abandon, conceal, confuse, destroy, hide, ignore, keep, learn, mislead, neglect, obscure, secret
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of teach from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (verb-transitive) To impart knowledge or skill to: teaches children.
- (verb-transitive) To provide knowledge of; instruct in: teaches French.
- (verb-transitive) To condition to a certain action or frame of mind: teaching youngsters to be self-reliant.
- (verb-transitive) To cause to learn by example or experience: an accident that taught me a valuable lesson.
- (verb-transitive) To advocate or preach: teaches racial and religious tolerance.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (verb) To show (someone) the way; to guide, conduct.
- (verb) To pass on knowledge.
- (verb) To pass on knowledge, especially as one's profession; to act as a teacher.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (verb-transitive) 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
- (verb-transitive) 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.
- (verb-transitive) To accustom; to guide; to show; to admonish.
- (verb-intransitive) To give instruction; to follow the business, or to perform the duties, of a preceptor.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) To point out; direct; show.
- (None) To show how (to do something); hence, to train: as, to teach a dog to beg; to teach a boy to swim.
- (None) To tell; inform; instruct; explain; show.
- (None) To impart knowledge or practical skill to; give instruction to; guide in learning; educate; instruct.
- (None) To impart a knowledge of; give instruction in; give lessons in; instruct or train in understanding, using, managing, handling, etc.: as, to teach mathematics or Greek.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (verb) impart skills or knowledge to
- (noun) an English pirate who operated in the Caribbean and off the Atlantic coast of North America (died in 1718)
- (verb) accustom gradually to some action or attitude