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part of speech: verb
inflections: learns, learning, learned, learnt
definition 1: to get to know or gain knowledge of through study or experience.
She learned the craft of weaving from her grandmother.
similar words:
acquire, comprehend, get, grasp, master, pick up, realize, study, take
definition 2: to find out about; become aware or informed of.
Did you ever learn how the accident happened?
find out, hear
similar words:
acquire, ascertain, determine, discover, obtain, receive, unearth
definition 3: to fix in the mind; memorize.
I learned the poem for my English class.
similar words:
get, study
derivations: learnable (adj.), learner (n.)
Word History
Learn is from an early German word that means "to follow along a track."
Word Builder: learn +
  • learning:
    things that are learned.
  • learner:
    a person who learns.
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similar to learn
some actions associated with learning
some actions that cause learning
some aspects of learning
some broader categories that include learning
some descriptions of someone learning
some people associated with learning
some places associated with learning
some things conventionally associated with learning
some things that are learned
without learning