simple past tense and past participle of teach.

Related formshalf-taught, adjectivewell-taught, adjective
Can be confusedtaught taut taunt
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Historical Examples of well-taught

  • And the lady was very beautiful, as beautiful as my lady, only not good or well-taught like her.

    The Buccaneer

    Mrs. S. C. Hall

  • They prefer his services to those of the well-taught and meritorious physician.

  • Ah, it is worth a world of fine, well-taught, scientific melodies!

    Jasper Lyle

    Harriet Ward

  • But every well-taught Sunday scholar knows that Adam did not "cease to exist," when he broke the commandment.

    Practical Religion

    John Charles Ryle

  • So early do well-taught Yankee children develop one qualification for the diaconate.

    A Rambler's lease

    Bradford Torrey

British Dictionary definitions for well-taught


adjective (well taught when postpositive)

having been shown, tutored, or instructed in a successful manner



the past tense and past participle of teach
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Word Origin and History for well-taught


past tense of teach, from Old English tahte (see teach).

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