• "I'll give him a pull that will be apt to teach him his own place."
    "I'll give him a pull that will be apt to teach him his own place."
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v teach accustom gradually to some action or attitude "The child is taught to obey her parents"
    • v teach impart skills or knowledge to "I taught them French","He instructed me in building a boat"
    • n Teach an English pirate who operated in the Caribbean and off the Atlantic coast of North America (died in 1718)
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Additional illustrations & photos:

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: DaVinci wrote notebook entries in mirror (backwards) script, a trick that kept many of his observations from being widely known until decades after his death. It is believed that he was hiding his scientific ideas from the powerful Roman Catholic Church, whose teachings sometimes disagreed with what Leonardo observed.
    • Teach To accustom; to guide; to show; to admonish. "I shall myself to herbs teach you.""They have taught their tongue to speak lies."
    • Teach 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.""The village master taught his little school."
    • v. i Teach To give instruction; to follow the business, or to perform the duties, of a preceptor. "And gladly would he learn, and gladly teach .""The priests thereof teach for hire."
    • Teach 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."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • teach To point out; direct; show.
    • teach To show how (to do something); hence, to train: as, to teach a dog to beg; to teach a boy to swim.
    • teach To tell; inform; instruct; explain; show.
    • teach To impart knowledge or practical skill to; give instruction to; guide in learning; educate; instruct.
    • teach 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.
    • teach Synonyms To enlighten, school, tutor, indoctrinate, initiate.
    • teach To impart, inculcate, instil, preach. See instruction.
    • teach To give instruction; give lessons as a preceptor or tutor; impart knowledge or skill; instruct.
    • n teach Same as tache.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Teach tēch to show: to impart knowledge to: to guide the studies of: to exhibit so as to impress upon the mind: to impart the knowledge of: to accustom: to counsel
    • v.i Teach to practise giving instruction:—pa.t. and pa.p. taught (tawt)
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  • Mark Twain
    “It is nobler to be good, and it is nobler to teach others to be good -- and less trouble!”
  • St. Ignatius Loyola
    St. Ignatius Loyola
    “Teach us to give and not count the cost.”
  • Doug Horton
    “Live to learn, learn to live, then teach others.”
  • Clarence Darrow
    “Just think of the tragedy of teaching children not to doubt.”
  • Gaelic Proverb
    Gaelic Proverb
    “Who God does not teach, man cannot.”
  • Joseph Joubert
    Joseph Joubert
    “To teach is to learn twice.”


Teach your grandmother to suck eggs - When people say 'don't teach your grandmother to suck eggs', they mean that people shouldn't try to teach someone who has experience or is an expert in that area.
You can't teach an old dog new tricks - It is difficult to make someone change the way they do something when they have been doing it the same way for a long time


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. techen, imp. taughte, tahte, AS. tǣcean, imp. tǣhte, to show, teach, akin to tācn, token. See Token


In literature:

We acknowledge that Wilkins and Tooke have shown masters how to teach grammar a little better than it was formerly taught.
"Practical Education, Volume II" by Maria Edgeworth
It amused him, at evening, to teach her to count, or to say her letters.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
Teach is new, but will serve; I heard his bull voice roaring out from the tavern.
"Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer" by Cyrus Townsend Brady
A liar cannot teach veracity; a dishonest person can not teach honesty; the impure cannot teach purity.
"Rural Life and the Rural School" by Joseph Kennedy
Ineffective college teaching will not improve until professional teaching standards are set up by respected institutions.
"College Teaching" by Paul Klapper
And those books are truly the noblest which teach and enforce such doctrine, as was said above.
"The Epistles of St. Peter and St. Jude Preached and Explained" by Martin Luther
Who would teach her to read?
"Our Moslem Sisters" by Annie Van Sommer
At first he was reluctant to teach it to the people at large.
"The Buddhist Catechism" by Henry S. Olcott
Certainly the young learned, but there was no effort to teach on the part of the parent.
"Ways of Nature" by John Burroughs
Disraeli, undoubtedly, has certain fixed beliefs which underlie and which, indeed, explain the superficial versatility of his teaching.
"Hours in a Library" by Leslie Stephen

In poetry:

"To one who teaches me
The sweetness and the beauty
Of doing faithfully
And cheerfully my duty."
"To One Who Teaches Me" by Louisa May Alcott
Maybe God can teach me
After you are gone
How to bear the blackened night
And the dreadful dawn.
"The Masters" by Margaret Widdemer
For all are brethren, far and wide,
Since Thou, O Lord, for all hast died;
Then teach us, whatsoe’er betide,
To love them all in Thee.
"O God of Mercy, God of Might" by Godfrey Thring
O Love Divine, that claspest our tired earth,
And lullest it upon thy heart,
Thou knowest how much a gentle soul is worth
To teach men what thou art!
"To The Memory Of Hood" by James Russell Lowell
Nor count the teaching vainly sent
How human hearts their griefs may share,--
The lesson woman's love has lent,
What hope may do, what faith can bear!
"On The Death Of President Garfield" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
But though your stately face is as the dust
That windy hills to wintering hollows give,
Your memory like a deity august
Is with us still, to teach us how to live.
"John Bede Polding" by Henry Kendall

In news:

Under fire for misrepresenting Catholic Social Teaching before his speach at Georgetown, Congressman Ryan aimed to debunk the "urban legend" that he is follower of Ayn Rand in an interview at The National Review.
So who's teaching about presidents.
Now, Hunt is teaching shoppers ways to avoid falling into financial traps.
Joss Whedon is teaching Hollywood to stop worrying and love the Internet.
I also teach in a program at Wayne State University that serves working adults.
How To Teach Your Kid To Surf.
Marcus Samuelsson at home cooking and teaching.
Matchmaker, Make Me a Match: What can the #NobelPrize in Economics teach Silicon Valley.
Dr Barbara McIntyre is teaching a master of counseling course titled "The Psychology of Death and Dying" for Spring Arbor University fall semester.
Baute teaches a water fitness class at Indiana University.
A Philly Kung Fu Master Teaches Brotherly Love .
Farmers market for kids teaches food is fun.
Has been officially been teaching Zumba—and loving it—for four years.
The "agile teaching" model that clickers enable suits my teaching style very well and helps my students learn.
Don't Teach To The Test--Teach Creative Thinking .

In science:

Sonnenschein, “What does the string/gauge correspondence teach us about Wilson loops?”, hep-th/0003032.
Large N field theories from superstrings
This is a sad commentary on the present state of statistical physics and what it can teach us about complex systems.
From Knowledge, Knowability and the Search for Objective Randomness to a New Vision of Complexity
Although highly idealized, both of these simple cases may have something to teach us about the structure of real social networks.
Tomography of random social networks
Thorne, “Wormholes in spacetime and their use for interstellar travel: A tool for teaching general relativity,” Am. J.
General class of wormhole geometries in conformal Weyl gravity
At least, there seems to exist consensus on some of the main issues associated with former and current teaching approaches.
On Requirements for Programming Exercises from an E-learning Perspective