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learn  (l?rn)
v. learned also learnt (l?rnt), learn·ing, learns
v.tr.
1. To gain knowledge, comprehension, or mastery of through experience or study.
2. To fix in the mind or memory; memorize: learned the speech in a few hours.
3.
a. To acquire experience of or an ability or a skill in: learn tolerance; learned how to whistle.
b. To become aware: learned that it was best not to argue.
4. To become informed of; find out. See Synonyms at discover.
5. Nonstandard To cause to acquire knowledge; teach.
6. Obsolete To give information to.
v.intr.
To gain knowledge, information, comprehension, or skill: learns quickly; learned about computers; learned of the job through friends.

[Middle English lernen, from Old English leornian; see leis-1 in Indo-European roots.]

learna·ble adj.
learner n.


learn  /lrn/  v. learned /lrnd/ or learnt /lrnt/, learning, learns 1 [I;T] to gain knowledge of: She learned some American history in high school. 2 [I;T] to gain skill in: He is learning how to use a computer. 3 [T] to become informed about, find out: They learned about the accident from a friend. 4 to learn a lesson or to learn the hard way: to learn by suffering from a mistake: She lost so much money in the stock market that she learned a lesson (or) she learned the hard way about avoiding high risks. 5 to learn the ropes: to learn how to do a job by doing it learn

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