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unteach

[uhn-teech]
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verb (used with object), un·taught, un·teach·ing.
  1. to cause to be forgotten or disbelieved, as by contrary teaching.
  2. to cause to forget or disbelieve something previously taught.

Origin of unteach

First recorded in 1525–35; un-2 + teach
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Examples from the Web for unteach

Historical Examples

  • It was you who taught me to disdain adulation: will you unteach your pupil?'

    The Last Days of Pompeii

    Edward George Bulwer-Lytton

  • As experience in the past has not taught it, experience in the future cannot unteach it.

  • That Elder Berries are poison, as we are taught by tradition, experience will unteach us.


British Dictionary definitions for unteach

unteach

verb -teaches, -teaching or -taught (tr) rare
  1. to cause to disbelieve (teaching)
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