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TEACH, pret. and pp. taught. L. doceo dico, dicto, and both these and the Gr. to show, may be of one family all implying sending, passing, communicating, or rather leading, drawing.

1. To instruct to inform to communicate to another the knowledge of that of which he was before ignorant.

He will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths. Isaiah 2

Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples. Luke 11 .

2. To deliver any doctrine, art, principles or words for instruction. One sect of ancient philosophers taught the doctrines of stoicism, another those of epicureanism.

In vain they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. Matthew 15

3. To tell to give intelligence.
4. To instruct, or to practice the business of an instructor to use or follow the employment of a preceptor as, a man teaches school for a livelihood.
5. To show to exhibit so as to impress on the mind.

If some men teach wicked things, it must be that others may practice them.

6. To accustom to make familiar.

They have taught their tongue to speak lies. Jeremiah 9

7. To inform or admonish to give previous notice to.

For he taught his disciples, and said--Mark 9 .

8. To suggest to the mind.

For the Holy Spirit shall teach you in that same hour what ye ought to say. Luke 12 .

9. To signify or give notice.

He teacheth with his fingers. Proverbs 6

10. To counsel and direct. Habakkuk 2

TEACH, To practice giving instruction to perform the business of a preceptor.

The heads thereof judge for reward, and the priests thereof teach for hire. Micah 3

TEACH, n. In sugar works, the last boiler.

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Entry for 'Teach'. King James Dictionary.

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