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Dictionary definition for: Learn

1. (v) acquire or gain knowledge or skills; "She learned dancing from her sister" "I learned Sanskrit" "Children acquire language at an amazing rate"

2. (v) get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally; "I learned that she has two grown-up children" "I see that you have been promoted"

3. (v) commit to memory; learn by heart; "Have you memorized your lines for the play yet?"

4. (v) be a student of a certain subject; "She is reading for the bar exam"

5. (v) impart skills or knowledge to; "I taught them French" "He instructed me in building a boat"

6. (v) find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort; "I want to see whether she speaks French" "See whether it works" "find out if he speaks Russian" "Check whether the train leaves on time"

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