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Definition 1: an English pirate who operated in the Caribbean and off the Atlantic coast of North America (died in 1718) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for teach in the sense of this definition

(teach is an instance of ...) someone who robs at sea or plunders the land from the sea without having a commission from any sovereign nation

Definition 2: accustom gradually to some action or attitude - [verb of change]

Samples where teach or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The child is taught to obey her parents

(teach is a kind of ...) make psychologically or physically used (to something)

"She became habituated to the background music"

Definition 3: impart skills or knowledge to - [verb of communication]

Samples where teach or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for teach in the sense of this definition

(teach is a kind of ...) impart knowledge of some fact, state of affairs, or event to

"I informed him of his rights"

(... is a kind of teach ) establish a conditioned response

(... is a kind of teach ) make understand

"Can you enlighten me--I don't understand this proposal"

(... is a kind of teach ) teach and supervise (someone); act as a trainer or coach (to), as in sports

"He is training our Olympic team" "She is coaching the crew"

(... is a kind of teach ) deliver a lecture or talk

"She will talk at Rutgers next week" "Did you ever lecture at Harvard?"

(... is a kind of teach ) instruct someone in the fundamentals of a subject

(... is a kind of teach ) cause to unlearn

"teach somebody to unlearn old habits or methods"

(... is a kind of teach ) cause to disbelieve; teach someone the contrary of what he or she had learned earlier

(... is a kind of teach ) be a tutor to someone; give individual instruction

"She tutored me in Spanish"

(... is a kind of teach ) serve as a teacher or trusted counselor

"The famous professor mentored him during his years in graduate school" "She is a fine lecturer but she doesn't like mentoring"

(... is a kind of teach ) introduce or initiate

"The young geisha was inducted into the ways of her profession"

(... is a kind of teach ) teach without challenging the students

"This professor spoonfeeds his students"

(... is a kind of teach ) strengthen and support with rewards

"Let's reinforce good behavior"

(... is a kind of teach ) give religious instructions to

(... is a kind of teach ) teach by repetition

(... is a kind of teach ) teach doctrines to; teach uncritically

"The Moonies indoctrinate their disciples"

(... is a kind of teach ) create by training and teaching

"The old master is training world-class violinists" "we develop the leaders for the future"

(teach causes ...) gain knowledge or skills

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

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