Meaning of learn

learn

Pronunciation: (lûrn), [key]
— v., learned learnt, learn•ing.
—v.t.
  1. to acquire knowledge of or skill in by study, instruction, or experience: to learn French; to learn to ski.
  2. to become informed of or acquainted with; ascertain: to learn the truth.
  3. to memorize: He learned the poem so he could recite it at the dinner.
  4. to gain (a habit, mannerism, etc.) by experience, exposure to example, or the like; acquire: She learned patience from her father.
  5. (of a device or machine, esp. a computer) to perform an analogue of human learning with artificial intelligence.
  6. to instruct in; teach.
—v.i.
  1. to acquire knowledge or skill: to learn rapidly.
  2. to become informed (usually fol. by of&hasp;): to learn of an accident.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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