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See definition of learn on Dictionary.com
  • verbacquire information
  • verbdiscover, find out

synonyms for learn

  • determine
  • enroll
  • gain
  • get
  • grasp
  • master
  • pick up
  • read
  • receive
  • review
  • study
  • apprentice
  • attain
  • con
  • cram
  • grind
  • imbibe
  • lucubrate
  • matriculate
  • memorize
  • peruse
  • prepare
  • 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
See also synonyms for: learned / learning / learnt / relearn

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is another word for learn?

To learn is to acquire knowledge of something through study and/or experience. The process of acquiring knowledge is called learning.

To learn a subject or topic is to gain understanding of it—to grasp it. To learn a skill is to become proficient in it (and perhaps eventually to master it).

In many cases, learning is the result of teaching. But learning isn’t always formal, like that done in school. We often learn things by teaching ourselves. Learning often involves working to understand something, but sometimes it happens almost automatically. The informal term pick up is sometimes used in the context of acquiring knowledge or skills in this way, such as through immersion, as in I picked up Italian when I spent two semesters in Rome.

Another sense of learn (used in phrases like learn of and learn about) means to become or be made aware of something. This often involves hearing about or being informed about something, but sometimes it is more active. Synonyms for the more active sense include ascertain, detect, and discover.

What is another word for eager to learn?

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antonyms for learn

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  • ignore
  • lose
  • miss
  • misunderstand
  • neglect
  • pass
  • release
  • spend
  • overlook
  • teach
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How to use learn in a sentence

Human beings tend to learn more from mistakes than successes, they say, and this year, we are learning a ton.
THE LOSSES CONTINUE TO PILE UP FOR HEDGE FUND KING RAY DALIOBERNHARD WARNERSEPTEMBER 15, 2020FORTUNE
If you are interested in learning more—for yourself or your executives—please go here, or shoot me a note.
ANNOUNCING FORTUNE CONNECT, OUR NEW MEMBERSHIP COMMUNITYALAN MURRAYSEPTEMBER 15, 2020FORTUNE
The plan was simple—meet Bill McShae in rural Pennsylvania and learn how to trap star-nosed moles.
HOW TO HUNT FOR STAR-NOSED MOLES (AND THEIR HOLES)KENNETH CATANIASEPTEMBER 15, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
I awoke to learn that more than 1,800 buildings were reduced to ashes, less than 35 miles from where I slept.
CLIMATE CHANGE WILL FORCE A NEW AMERICAN MIGRATIONBY ABRAHM LUSTGARTEN, PHOTOGRAPHY BY MERIDITH KOHUTSEPTEMBER 15, 2020PROPUBLICA
They were not without merit, though, because with each rejection she learned a little more.
‘HOW I BUILT THIS’ HOST GUY RAZ ON INSIGHTS FROM SOME OF THE WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS ENTREPRENEURSRACHEL KINGSEPTEMBER 15, 2020FORTUNE
We’ve also learned that Big Tech has the power to take markets down with it once investors start rethinking valuations.
A FLURRY OF M&A DEALS LIFTS GLOBAL STOCKS. YES, EVEN TECH STOCKSBERNHARD WARNERSEPTEMBER 14, 2020FORTUNE
At one point, it was suggested that reporters like me had learned that the city lacked sufficient antibiotics to treat everyone who was dying.
AMERICA IS ABOUT TO LOSE ITS 200,000TH LIFE TO CORONAVIRUS. HOW MANY MORE HAVE TO DIE?BY STEPHEN ENGELBERGSEPTEMBER 14, 2020PROPUBLICA
What we don’t want to do is launch lots of Minis from every partner interested in doing it before we learn what makes partners successful and what will resonate with our community.
SNAP IS EXPLORING BRINGING ADS TO MINISLARA O'REILLYSEPTEMBER 14, 2020DIGIDAY
Fortune recently spoke with Olowe to learn more about her business, the lessons learned, the hurdles overcome, and plans for the next year.
THE GEN Z FOUNDERS OF A BOUTIQUE SKINCARE BRAND TACKLING CHRONIC SKIN CONDITIONS AND STIGMARACHEL KINGSEPTEMBER 13, 2020FORTUNE
Duce herself learned to do a wheelie on her bike and shared videos of her learning process.
A 15-WEEK EXERCISE PLAN FOR KIDS AND FAMILIESKRISTA LANGLOISSEPTEMBER 12, 2020OUTSIDE ONLINE
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WORDS RELATED TO LEARN

  • assimilate
  • comprehend
  • digest
  • follow
  • get
  • get into
  • grasp
  • incorporate
  • latch onto
  • learn
  • sense
  • soak up
  • take in
  • understand
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