(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To act as teacher]
Syn. instruct, tutor, coach, educate, profess, explain, expound, lecture, direct, give a briefing, edify, enlighten, guide, show, give lessons in ground, rear, prepare, fit, interpret, bring up, bring out, instill, inculcate, indoctrinate, brainwash, develop, form, address to, initiate, inform, nurture, illustrate, imbue, implant, break in*, give the facts*, point a moral*, put up to*, give an idea of*, improve one's mind*, open one's eyes*, knock into one's head*, bring home to*, cram*, stuff*; see also influence , motivate .
Ant. learn*, gain, acquire.
2. [To drill]
Syn. exercise, train, discipline, rear, ground, prepare, familiarize with, school, qualify, mold, practice, prime, perfect a routine, rehearse, repeat, memorize, accustom, habituate, make familiar with, give directions, din into, pound into*, sharpen up*, lick into shape*, polish up*.
Ant. follow*, master, cultivate.
Syn.- teach is the basic, inclusive word for the imparting of knowledge or skills and usually connotes some individual attention to the learner [ he taught her how to skate, she teaches astronomy ] ; instruct implies systematized teaching, usually in some particular subject [ she instructs us in chemistry ] ; educate stresses the development of latent faculties and powers by formal, systematic teaching [ he was educated in European universities ] ; train implies the development of a particular faculty or skill, or instruction toward a particular occupation, as by methodical discipline, exercise, etc. [ he was trained as a mechanic ] ; school , often equivalent to any of the preceding, sometimes specifically connotes a disciplining to endure something difficult [ he had to school himself to obedience ]
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
educate, instruct, instill knowledge, school, enlighten, edify, tutor, indoctrinate, *show the ropes, train, drill, *beat into one's head, ground, explain, guide, coach, acquaint with, program.
ANT.: learn, be enlightened
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb To impart knowledge and skill to: coach, discipline, educate, instruct, school, train, tutor. See TEACH.

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