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Learn appears in the following tongue twisters:

  • We will learn why her lowly lone, worn yarn loom will rarely earn immoral money.
    (by Ray Weisling)
  • Mr. Tongue Twister tried to train his tongue to twist and turn, and twit an twat, to learn the letter "T".

Learn is sometimes a misspelling of learned.

The word learn is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the verb learn

What does learn mean as a doing word?

Learn is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.View more statistics!

verb - inflections:

 simple pastpast participlepresent participlethird-person singular
 learnedlearnedlearninglearns
primarily used in British Englishlearntlearntlearninglearns

  1. gain knowledge or skills
    • examples: She learned dancing from her sister | I learned Sanskrit | They learn to move
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formulaVerbs with the same syntax
      [Agent - being] [Verb]She studiedLearn Verbs: cram, read, study
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Topic]Kissinger learned his lesson
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Topic] from [Source]Rhoda learned French from an old book
      [Agent - being] [Verb] from [Source]Rhoda learned from an old book
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Topic]Kissinger learned his lessonLearn Verbs: assimilate, read
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Topic] from [Source]Rhoda learned French from an old book
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Topic, that-complement clause]The defense also learned that college-educated people were uncharacteristically conservative
      [Agent - being] [Verb] from [Source]Rhoda learned from an old book
      [Agent - being] [Verb] of / about [Topic]The president learned of a coup plot that might endanger his life
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • alternative spelling: larn
    • synonym of learn: acquire
    • more specific terms:
  2. get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally
    • examples: I learned that she has two grown-up children | They learn that there was a traffic accident
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formulaVerbs with the same syntax
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb]I learnedDiscover Verbs: figure out, find out, hear, read, study
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, how-extraction]I discovered how she did it
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, that-complement clause]I discovered that it didn't make sense
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, wh-infinitive clause]I discovered how to do it
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, what-extraction]I discovered what he should do
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, what-infinitive clause]I discovered what to do
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, not sentential clause]I discovered the fleece
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] about [Theme, noun phrase with -ing]I discovered about him drinking
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] about [Theme, possessive with -ing]I learned about his drinking
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] about [Theme, what-extraction]I learned about what he drank
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] about [Theme, not sentential clause]I learned about the drinking
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] about [Theme, not sentential clause] from [Source]I learned about it from a book
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] from [Source] [Theme, how-extraction]I discovered from them how she did it
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] from [Source] [Theme, wh-infinitive clause]I discovered from them how to do it
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] from [Source] about [Theme, wh-complement clause]I discovered from him about whether he should kill the peasants
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] from [Source] about [Theme, wh-infinitive clause]I learned from him about what to do
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] from [Source] about [Theme, what-extraction]I discovered from him about what he should do
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] from [Source] about [Theme, whether-infinitive clause]I discovered from him about whether to go
      [Agent - being] [Verb]She studiedLearn Verbs: cram, read, study
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Topic]Kissinger learned his lesson
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Topic] from [Source]Rhoda learned French from an old book
      [Agent - being] [Verb] from [Source]Rhoda learned from an old book
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Topic]Kissinger learned his lessonLearn Verbs: assimilate, read
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Topic] from [Source]Rhoda learned French from an old book
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Topic, that-complement clause]The defense also learned that college-educated people were uncharacteristically conservative
      [Agent - being] [Verb] from [Source]Rhoda learned from an old book
      [Agent - being] [Verb] of / about [Topic]The president learned of a coup plot that might endanger his life
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • synonyms of learn: discover / find out / get a line / get wind / get word / hear / pick up / see
    • more specific terms:
  3. commit to memory; learn by heart
  4. be a student of a certain subject
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • synonyms of learn: read / study / take
    • more specific words:
  5. impart skills or knowledge to
  6. find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort

Alternative definition of the verb learn

verb

  1. To acquire, or attempt to acquire knowledge or an ability to do something.
  2. To attend a course or other educational activity.
  3. To make use of a bad experience.
  4. To improve, maybe used in an order.
  5. To be studying.
  6. To come to know; to become informed of; to find out.
  7. [context: now regional slang or dialect] To teach.

Music

  1. "Learn" is a composition.
  2. "Learn" is a musical album of Deliverance.
    • released in (24 years ago)
  3. "Learn" is a composition.

Phrases with Learn

Phrases starting with the word Learn:

  1. Learn'd
  2. Learn the Ropes
  3. Learn the Hard Way

Phrases ending with the word Learn:

  1. to learn
  2. Live and Learn
  3. You're Never Too Old to Learn

Other phrases containing the word Learn:

  1. To Learn the Hard Way
  2. You Learn Something New Every Day

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Learn

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Google previewThe Capacity for Civic Engagement (2011)

Public and Private Worlds of the Self by D. Levine

The capacity to learn is a human capacity, or at least the potential to develop this capacity is a human potential. Therefore all, or virtually all, humans come into the world with it; however, it might vary in quality from person to person. Similarly ...

Google previewProceedings of the World Conference on Oilseed Technology and Utilization (1993)

by Thomas H. Applewhite

Learning: the ability to learn is an essential quality that is very common, and receptiveness to learn is an equally essential quality that is much less common. 4 . Problem solving: identifying and solving problems is vital in every job. 5.

Google previewChristian Register (1922)

The first thing we must learn is that mental disturbance is illness. We have an attitude to these troubles not much removed from that of the utterly superstitious savage. A dis~ ordered mind is for most people a hopeless, dangerous malady, and ...

Google previewThe Unitarian Register (1922)

The first thing we must learn is that mental disturbance is illness. We have an attitude to these troubles not much removed from that of the utterly superstitious savage. A disordered mind is for most people a hopeless, dangerous malady, and ...

Google previewCorrect English (1917)

We are glad to learn” is the principal clause, of which we is the subject; are is the predicate verb; glad is a predicate adjective, predicate complement of the verb are; to learn is an infinitive, used as the adverbial modifier of the words “are glad.

Google previewGODS DICTIONARY

by sunil palaskar

,pIg(khis=learn again and ...

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Usage statistics about learn

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the verb learn:

spoken English43.27%written English56.73% conversational speech36.81%task-oriented speech63.19% imaginative writing46.98%informational writing53.02%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb learn:

conascertaininstructacquirestudycheckteachdiscoverdeterminelearnwatchreadheartakesee

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Quotes about Learn

Learn science to know the world.
Learn psychology to know your mind.
Learn philosophy to know your soul.
Learn history to know the past.
Learn not astrology to know the future.
02.06.2001, Pmdi (Rm. Shanmugam Chettiar)
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Scrabble value of L1E1A1R1N1

The value of this 5-letter word is 5 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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