Learn - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |lɜːrn|  American pronunciation of the word learn
Brit.  |lɜːn|  British pronunciation of the word learn
irregular verb:  p.t. — learnt or learned  p.p. — learnt or learned


- gain knowledge or skills (syn: acquire)
She learned dancing from her sister
I learned Sanskrit
- get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally (syn: discover, find out, hear, pick up, see)
I learned that she has two grown-up children
- commit to memory; learn by heart (syn: con, memorize)
- be a student of a certain subject (syn: read, study, take)
- impart skills or knowledge to (syn: instruct, teach)
- find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort (syn: ascertain, check, determine, find out, see, watch)

Extra examples

People learn throughout their lives.

I can't swim yet, but I'm learning.

She's interested in learning French.

We had to learn the rules of the game.

I'm trying to learn my lines for the play.

We had to learn the names of the state capitals.

She learned through a letter that her father had died.

I later learned that they had never called.

We finally learned the truth about what had happened.

She learned everything from me.

She is learning to drive.

They are learning how to dance.

She'll just have to learn to live with it.

We have learned that she has found a job.

What's the best way to learn a language?

Word forms

I/you/we/they: learn
he/she/it: learns
present participle: learning
past tense: learnt or learned
past participle: learnt or learned
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