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To hear or see (information, for example):
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  1. To hear or see (information, for example):
  2. To be the person who gets (something sent or transmitted):
  3. (--- Sports) To catch or get possession of (a pass or a kicked ball, for example).
To perform a study of; investigate:
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  1. To perform a study of; investigate:
  2. To give attention, thought, or consideration to
  3. To read (a book, lesson, etc.) so as to know and understand it
To learn by heart, commit to memory
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  1. To learn by heart, commit to memory
To gain possession of:
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  1. To gain possession of:
  2. To gain through experience; come by:
  3. To get by one's own efforts:
To drink (esp. alcoholic liquor)
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  1. To drink (esp. alcoholic liquor)
  2. To receive and absorb into the mind:
  3. To take in with the senses; drink in
To work for gain or profit; make money:
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  1. To work for gain or profit; make money:
  2. To be able or permitted:
  3. To cause to move or leave:
To receive (an impulse) without echo or recoil:
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  1. To receive (an impulse) without echo or recoil:
  2. To use up; consume:
  3. To learn; acquire:
To become like or alike
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  1. To become like or alike
  2. To make like or alike; cause to resemble
  3. To absorb and incorporate into one's thinking
To soften, disintegrate, etc. by the use of heat, usually together with water or other liquid
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  1. To soften, disintegrate, etc. by the use of heat, usually together with water or other liquid
  2. To condense or abridge (a written work).
  3. To think over and absorb
  1. To absorb or comprehend.
  2. To receive into your home for the purpose of processing for a fee.
  3. To shorten (a garment) or make it smaller.
To be completely attentive
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  1. To be completely attentive
  2. (Figuratively) To absorb.
To know (a language) well enough to interpret its written form
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  1. To know (a language) well enough to interpret its written form
  2. To have or use as a preferred reading in a particular passage:
  3. To get the meaning of (something written, printed, embossed, etc.) by using the eyes, or for Braille, the finger tips, to interpret its characters or signs
To become an expert in (an art, science, etc.)
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  1. To become an expert in (an art, science, etc.)
  2. To become very skilled in or knowledgeable about:
  3. To become master of; control, conquer, etc.
To read or examine, typically with great care.
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  1. To read or examine, typically with great care.
  2. To read in a casual or leisurely way
  3. To read carefully or thoroughly; study
To trick or fool, esp. by glib persuasion
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  1. To trick or fool, esp. by glib persuasion
  2. To peruse carefully; study; fix in the memory
  3. To learn or commit to memory.
To examine something (especially written material) carefully and attentively
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  1. To examine something (especially written material) carefully and attentively
To notice or learn, especially by making an effort:
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  1. To notice or learn, especially by making an effort:
  2. To learn something about:
  3. To be the first to find out, see, or know about
(Archaic) To make certain, definite, and precise.
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  1. (Archaic) To make certain, definite, and precise.
  2. To discover with certainty, as through examination or experimentation.
  3. To find out definitely; to discover or establish.
To perceive or recognize; make out clearly
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  1. To perceive or recognize; make out clearly
  2. To perceive with the eyes; detect or distinguish:
  3. To separate (a thing) mentally from another or others; recognize as separate or different
To remove a cover or coverings
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  1. To remove a cover or coverings
  2. To make known; disclose; reveal
  3. To remove the hat from, as in respect or reverence.
To bring up out of the earth; dig up.
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  1. To bring up out of the earth; dig up.
  2. To bring to light as by searching; discover; disclose
  3. To uncover or find; to bring out from concealment; to bring to light; to disclose.
(Idiomatic) To discover, as by asking or exploring.
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To cause (someone) to come to a decision or resolution:
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  1. To cause (someone) to come to a decision or resolution:
  2. To reach a decision; resolve:
  3. To find out exactly; calculate precisely; ascertain
To be informed of; be told of; learn of
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  1. To be informed of; be told of; learn of
  2. To consider, permit, or consent to something. Used only in the negative:
  3. To perceive (sound) by the ear:
To foresee or imagine:
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  1. To foresee or imagine:
  2. To have the power to perceive with the eyes:
  3. To visit for consultation:
To know (a language) well enough to interpret its written form
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  1. To know (a language) well enough to interpret its written form
  2. To determine the intent or mood of:
  3. To consider (something written or printed) as having a particular meaning or significance:
To discover or ascertain the existence, presence, or fact of.
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  1. To discover or ascertain the existence, presence, or fact of.
  2. To catch or discover, as in a misdeed
  3. To learn something hidden and often improper about:
To come across; to encounter; to stumble upon; to discover or find, especially by chance or accident.
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  1. To come across; to encounter; to stumble upon; to discover or find, especially by chance or accident.
(Idiomatic) to find by chance
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  1. (Idiomatic) to find by chance
(Figuratively) To meet somebody by chance.
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  1. (Figuratively) To meet somebody by chance.
  2. (Figuratively) To discover or find something by accident.
(Idiomatic) To hear about; to learn of, especially with respect to facts intended to have been kept confidential or secret.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To hear about; to learn of, especially with respect to facts intended to have been kept confidential or secret.
To work for gain or profit; make money:
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  1. To work for gain or profit; make money:
  2. To go and bring
  3. To cause to move or leave:
To overcome or defeat:
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  1. To overcome or defeat:
  2. To make a master of
  3. To become master of; control, conquer, etc.
To learn or commit to memory.
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  1. To learn or commit to memory.
  2. To swindle (a victim) by first gaining the person's confidence
  3. In opposition or disagreement; against:
To learn by heart, commit to memory
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  1. To learn by heart, commit to memory
(Archaic) To make certain, definite, and precise.
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  1. (Archaic) To make certain, definite, and precise.
  2. To discover with certainty, as through examination or experimentation.
  3. To find out with certainty
To reach a decision; resolve:
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  1. To reach a decision; resolve:
  2. To decide or settle (a dispute, for example) conclusively and authoritatively.
  3. To find out exactly; calculate precisely; ascertain
To notice or learn, especially by making an effort:
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  1. To notice or learn, especially by making an effort:
  2. To be the first, or the first of one's group or kind, to find, learn of, or observe.
  3. To find out; learn of the existence of; realize
To experience or feel:
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  1. To experience or feel:
  2. To get sight or knowledge of; perceive; learn
  3. To furnish; supply:
To be informed of; be told of; learn of
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  1. To be informed of; be told of; learn of
  2. To receive news or information; learn:
  3. To have a normally functioning ear or ears; be able to hear sounds

Synonym Study

  • Unearth , in its figurative sense, implies a bringing to light, as by diligent search, of something that has been concealed, lost, or forgotten to unearth old documents, to unearth a secret
  • Discover implies a finding out, either by chance or by exploration or study, of something already existing or known to others to discover a star, to discover a plot
  • Determine stresses intention to establish the facts exactly, often so as to settle something in doubt to determine the exact denotation of a word
  • Ascertain implies a finding out with certainty, as by careful inquiry, experimentation, or research I ascertained the firm's credit rating
  • Learn , as considered here, implies a finding out of something, often without conscious effort I learned of their marriage from a friend
Find another word for learn. In this page you can discover 61 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for learn, like: receive, study, memorize, acquire, imbibe, get, absorb, assimilate, digest, take-in and drink-in.