teach, learn, instruct(verb)
impart skills or knowledge to
"I taught them French"; "He instructed me in building a boat"
watch, ascertain, larn, get wind, memorize, get word, apprise, acquire, learn, get a line, find out, check, study, apprize, hear, discover, take, pick up, read, con, memorise, determine, teach, see
give instructions or directions for some task
"She instructed the students to work on their pronunciation"
instruct, apprise, apprize(verb)
make aware of
"Have the students been apprised of the tuition hike?"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
To teach is simply to communicate knowledge; to instruct (originally, to build in or into, put in order) is to impart knowledge with special method and completeness; instruct has also an authoritative sense nearly equivalent to command. To educate is to draw out or develop harmoniously the mental powers, and, in the fullest sense, the moral powers as well. To train is to direct to a certain result powers already existing. Train is used in preference to educate when the reference is to the inferior animals or to the physical powers of man; as, to train a horse; to train the hand or eye. To discipline is to bring into habitual and complete subjection to authority; discipline is a severe word, and is often used as a euphemism for punish; to be thoroughly effective in war, soldiers must be disciplined as well as trained. To nurture is to furnish the care and sustenance necessary for physical, mental, and moral growth; nurture is a more tender and homelike word than educate. Compare EDUCATION.
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What should we emphasize in our teaching We learn much from Paul's letters to Timothy and Titus. Paul mentored each and sent them out to the churches to encourage and instruct God's Children of Grace. Notice how often Paul uses the words 'command,' 'warn,' and 'remind' in his letters to Timothy and Titus. God wants us to be loving and gentle in the way we teach His children, but He also wants us to be strong, precise and decisive in what we declare. We are not 'asking' Christians to obey God's Word. We are 'telling' them what God commands. We have no special power in ourselves, but when we preach God's Word we have the 'Power' of God behind us Our preaching and teaching should be in the 'Power and Strength' of God. He gave us the responsibility and authority to declare His Word. We do it humbly, but we do it.
Teachers like Mandy play a vital role in the well-being of our children, the strength of our communities and the success of our nation, the job of a teacher is not only to instruct the next generation of workers but the next generations of citizens to teach our children to care for others, to think for themselves, to love their country, to be proud of our history and to be true pillars of their families and their communities.
Nine years ago I came to Pakistan to help my government, and I did so at a time when most Americans would not come here, and now when I need my government it seems that I have been totally abandoned and forgotten, and so I again appeal to you to instruct your appropriate officials to negotiate my release.
The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher regard those who think alike than those who think differently.
Animals have these advantages over man: they never hear the clock strike, they die without any idea of death, they have no theologians to instruct them, their last moments are not disturbed by unwelcome and unpleasant ceremonies, their funerals cost them nothing, and no one starts lawsuits over their wills.
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- undervise, instruereDanish
- instruieren, anweisenGerman
- apprendre, instruire, enseignerFrench
- 教える, 指示Japanese
- instruere, underviseNorwegian
- проинструкти́ровать, научи́ть, инструкти́ровать, обучи́ть, обуча́ть, учи́тьRussian
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