US: /ˈtitʃ/
UK: /tˈiːt‍ʃ/

English Vietnamese dictionary

teach /ti:tʃ/
  • động từ taught
    • dạy, dạy học; dạy bảo, dạy dỗ
      • to teach children to swim: dạy cho trẻ con tập bơi
      • to teach school: (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ) dạy học ở một trường, làm nghề nhà giáo

Advanced English dictionary

1 to give lessons to students in a school, college, university, etc.; to help sb learn sth by giving information about it: [V] She teaches at our local school. + He taught for several years before becoming a writer. + [VN] I'll be teaching history and sociology next term. + (AmE) to teach school (= teach in a school) + [VN, VNN] He teaches English to advanced students. + He teaches them English.
2 to show sb how to do sth so that they will be able to do it themselves: [VN to inf] Could you teach me to do that? + [VN wh-] My father taught me how to ride a bike. [also VN]
3 to make sb feel or think in a different way: [VN to inf] She taught me to be less critical of other people. + [VN that] My parents taught me that honesty was always the best policy. + [VNN] Our experience as refugees taught us many valuable lessons. [also V that]
4 [no passive] (informal) to persuade sb not to do sth again by making them suffer so much that they are afraid to do it: [VN to inf] Lost all your money? That'll teach you to gamble. + I'll teach you to call (= punish you for calling) me a liar! + [VNN] The accident taught me a lesson I'll never forget.
Idioms: teach your grandmother to suck eggs (BrE, informal) to tell or show sb how to do sth that they can already do well, and probably better than you can
(you can't) teach an old dog new tricks (saying) (you cannot) successfully make old people change their ideas, methods of work, etc.
words meaning 'teach' and 'teacherrquote
Verbs teach John teaches French at the local school. + My mother taught me how to drive.
educate Our priority is to educate people about the dangers of drugs.
instruct Members of staff should be instructed in the use of fire equipment.
train She's a trained midwife. + He's training the British Olympic swimming team.
coach He's the best football player I've ever coached. + She coaches some of the local children in maths. (BrE)
tutor She tutors some of the local children in math. (AmE)
teacher school/college teachers
instructor a swimming/science instructor
trainer a horse trainer + Do you have a personal trainer?
coach a football coach
tutor tutors working with migrant children

Thesaurus dictionary

instruct (in), inform (about), communicate (to), educate, guide, train, tutor, coach, enlighten, edify, indoctrinate, inculcate, instil, school in, demonstrate, show, familiarize or acquaint with, give lessons (in) (to); drill, discipline:
She is qualified to teach chemistry. Captain Ross taught many youngsters to sail. She wants to teach when she completes her training.

Collocation dictionary


information which helps the teacher teach more effectively


try to
trying to teach my daughter to behave
| be qualified to
I am not qualified to teach this subject.
| be designed to
training courses designed to teach managerial techniques
| help (to), help sb (to)


teaching children about the world around them
| to
She teaches English to Polish students.

Concise English dictionary

+an English pirate who operated in the Caribbean and off the Atlantic coast of North America (died in 1718)
+impart skills or knowledge to
+accustom gradually to some action or attitude