English definition of “teach”
/tiːtʃ/ verb (past tense and past participle taught)
GIVE LESSONS [I, T] › to give lessons in a particular subject at a school, university, etc: She taught at Harvard University for several years. He teaches history.
SHOW HOW TO [T] › to show or explain to someone how to do something: [+ to do sth] My dad taught me to drive. Can you teach me how to knit?
GET KNOWLEDGE [T] › If a situation teaches you something, it gives you new knowledge or helps you to understand something: [+ to do sth] The whole experience taught him to be more careful with money. → See also teach sb a lesson