Teach (synonyms, thesaurus, similar words)

Teach

Teach

To help students learn something in a school, college, university, etc. by giving lessons.

I teach English to foreign students.

Give lessons

To teach lessons.

She makes a living by giving private piano lessons.

Educate

Often passive

To teach someone using the formal system of school, college, or university, usually for several years.

I was educated in the US.

The school educates handicapped children.

Lecture

To give a lecture or a series of lectures to a group of people on a particular subject, especially to students in a university or college.

He lectures in British literature.

Instruct

Formal

To teach someone how to do something, especially a practical skill.

I work in a gym instructing athletes in the use of the gym equipment.

Tutor

To teach one student or a small group.

She tutors a small group of students in English.

Train

To teach someone the skills for a particular job or activity, or to be taught these skills

I will train the new employees to use the new security system.

Coach

To train a sports player or a performer.

He coaches young actors.

Upskill

Business

To teach workers new skills, or to learn new skills.

I am going to upskill the department.

Mentor

To teach or give advice to a younger or less experienced person, especially in a job or at school.

She mentors the employees who are training to be managers.

Show / Teach someone the ropes

Informal

To teach someone how to do a job or task that they have just started doing.

I spent an afternoon showing the new workers the ropes.

Show

To explain something to someone by doing it yourself or by giving instructions or examples.

My boss is showing me how the component works.

Demonstrate

To show and explain how something works or how something is used or done.

My job involves demonstrating kitchen equipment.

Explain

To make clear to understand

Can you explain how the system works?

Clarify

Formal

To make something clearer or easier to understand.

The doctor clarified my health condition.

Illustrate

To make the meaning or truth of something clearer by giving examples.

Let me give a few examples to illustrate my point.

Describe

To say what something or someone is like.

I need to describe how we will do the experiment.

Guide

To show someone how to do something difficult by giving them advice at different stages.

I guide the new students through the program one section at a time.