verb (used with object), taught, teach·ing.
verb (used without object), taught, teach·ing.
Origin of teach
Examples from the Web for taught
Boys are taught early in life to devalue care, to be hyper-competitive, super-achieving men.
Brother Victor had taught my brother, Jeff, the previous year with far greater success.
“What Miss Couple has taught me is how deep and meaningful a BDSM relationship can be,” he said.Dungeons and Genital Clamps: Inside a Legendary BDSM Chateau|Ian Frisch|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Western culture has taught us that it is getting better for members of the LGBT community.A Quorum For Change: The Fight For Global LGBT Equality|Justin Jones|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The other subject he taught at VMI was something he knew a great deal about, too: artillery.
Yankee ladies came down from the North and taught us to read and write.
It was not so terribly hard as to be impossible for ordinary men, like some of the holy hermits and Saints in the past had taught.Stories of the Saints by Candle-Light|Vera C. Barclay
Dickens taught comparatively little about the subjects of instruction or the methods of teaching them.Dickens As an Educator|James L. (James Laughlin) Hughes
In the first place, we are taught, as nothing else can teach us, what man's heart is toward God.Elijah the Tishbite|C. (Charles) H. (Henry) Mackintosh
The vulgar are the children of the State, and must be taught like children.'Life of Johnson|James Boswell
verb teaches, teaching or taught
Word Origin for teach
past tense of teach, from Old English tahte (see teach).
Old English tæcan (past tense and past participle tæhte) "to show, point out," also "to give instruction," from Proto-Germanic *taikijanan (cf. Old High German zihan, German zeihen "to accuse," Gothic ga-teihan "to announce"), from PIE *deik- "to show, point out" (see diction). Related to Old English tacen, tacn "sign, mark" (see token). Related: Taught; teaching.
Old English tæcan had more usually a sense of "show, declare, warn, persuade" (cf. German zeigen "to show," from the same root); while the Old English word for "to teach, instruct, guide" was more commonly læran, source of modern learn and lore.