find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort
"I want to see whether she speaks French"
"See whether it works"
"find out if he speaks Russian"
"Check whether the train leaves on time"
- find out
impart skills or knowledge to
"I taught them French"
"He instructed me in building a boat"
be a student of a certain subject
"She is reading for the bar exam"
commit to memory
learn by heart
"Have you memorized your lines for the play yet?"
get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally
"I learned that she has two grown-up children"
"I see that you have been promoted"
- get word - get wind - pick up - find out - get a line
gain knowledge or skills
"She learned dancing from her sister"
"I learned Sanskrit"
"Children acquire language at an amazing rate"