Meaning of “teach” - Learner’s Dictionary

teach

verb us uk /tiːtʃ/ past tense and past participle taught
We teach the children in small groups.He taught composition at Yale.All children should be taught the fundamentals of science.She's finished her degree and now she teaches English.Law school can teach you theory, but it can't teach you the nuts and bolts of the profession.
GIVE LESSONS [ I, T ]

A1 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 ]

A2 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 ]

B1 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

(Definition of “teach” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)