Synonyms for learn
- pick up
- be taught
- be trained
- become able
- become versed
- brush up on
- burn midnight oil
- commit to memory
- crack the books
- drink in
- get down pat
- get the hang of
- get the knack of
- improve mind
- major in
- minor in
- pore over
- soak up
- specialize in
- take course
- take in
- train in
- wade through
Antonyms for learn
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LEARN
They were never allowed to learn any liberal art, or to sing manly songs.
I think, on the whole, I shan't be obliged to learn to braid straw.
If the worst came, he could go West with the family and learn how to do something.
"If you will consult the captain, you may learn your mistake," said Robert.
Government must learn to take less from people so that people can do more for themselves.
By the way, what inducements could a swift writer as he have to learn short-hand!
As far as we can learn there never was an emergency yet which the life-principle was not equipped to meet.
It takes a lifetime, Mr. Vavasor, to learn where to pay our taxes.
We learn nothing, we take no forward step, except as we are whipped to it by anguish.
The only way to learn the rules of any thing practical is to begin to do the thing.
Old English leornian "to get knowledge, be cultivated, study, read, think about," from Proto-Germanic *liznojan (cf. Old Frisian lernia, Middle Dutch leeren, Dutch leren, Old High German lernen, German lernen "to learn," Gothic lais "I know"), with a base sense of "to follow or find the track," from PIE *leis- "track." Related to German Gleis "track," and to Old English læst "sole of the foot" (see last (n.)).
The transitive sense (He learned me how to read), now vulgar, was acceptable from c.1200 until early 19c., from Old English læran "to teach" (cf. Dutch leren, German lehren "to teach," literally "to make known;" see lore), and is preserved in past participle adjective learned "having knowledge gained by study." Related: Learning.