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teach (v.)

古英语 tæcan (过去时 tæhte, 过去分词 tæht) “显示, 指出, 宣布, 演示”, 也“给予指示, 训练, 分配, 指导; 警告; 说服”, 来自于古日耳曼语 *taikijan “显示” (也是古高德语 zihan, 德语 zeihen “指责”, 哥特语 ga-teihan “宣布” 的来源), 来自于PIE词根 *deik- “显示, 指出”. 与古英语 tacen, tacn “标志, 标记” 有关(见 token). 相关: Taught; teaching.

Lemonade Vendor (Edgar Kennedy), enraged: I'll teach you to kick me!
Chico: you don't have to teach me, I know how. [kicks him]

古英语 tæcan 的通常意义是“显示, 宣布, 警告, 说服” (比较德语 zeigen “显示”, 来自同一词根); 而古英语中“教导, 指示, 引导” 的词更常见 læran, 现代 learnlore 的来源.

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Definitions of teach from WordNet
1
teach (v.)
impart skills or knowledge to;
I taught them French
Synonyms: learn / instruct
teach (v.)
accustom gradually to some action or attitude;
The child is taught to obey her parents
2
Teach (n.)
an English pirate who operated in the Caribbean and off the Atlantic coast of North America (died in 1718);
Synonyms: Edward Teach / Thatch / Edward Thatch / Blackbeard
From wordnet.princeton.edu