Roget's Thesaurus: Entry 537 (Teaching)

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#537. Teaching.-- N. teaching &c.v.; instruction; edification; education; tuition; tutorage, tutelage; direction, guidance; opsimathy[obs].

qualification, preparation; training, schooling &c. v.; discipline; excitation.

drill, practice; book exercise.

persuasion, proselytism, propagandism[obs], propaganda; indoctrination, inculcation, inoculation; advise &c. 695.

explanation &c (interpretation) 522; lesson, lecture, sermon; apologue[obs], parable; discourse, prolection[obs], preachment; chalk talk; Chautauqua [U.S.].

exercise, task; curriculum; course, course of study; grammar, three R's, initiation, A.B.C. &c (beginning) 66.

elementary education, primary education, secondary education, technical education, college education, collegiate education, military education, university education, liberal education, classical education, religious education, denominational education, moral education, secular education; propaedeutics[obs], moral tuition.

gymnastics, calisthenics; physical drill, physical education; sloyd[obs].

[methods of teaching] phonics; rote, rote memorization, brute memory; cooperative learning; Montessori method, ungraded classes.

[measuring degree of learning of pupils] test, examination, exam; final exam, mid-term exam grade[result of measurement of learning], score, marks; A,B,C,D,E,F; gentleman's C; pass, fail, incomplete.

homework; take-home lesson; exercise for the student; theme, project.

V. teach, instruct, educate, edify, school, tutor; cram, prime, coach; enlighten &c (inform) 527.

inculcate, indoctrinate, inoculate, infuse, instill, infix, ingraft[obs], infiltrate; imbue, impregnate, implant; graft, sow the seeds of, disseminate.

given an idea of; put up to, put in the way of; set right.

sharpen the wits, enlarge the mind; give new ideas, open the eyes, bring forward, "teach the young idea how to shoot" [Thomson]; improve &c. 658.

expound &c (interpret) 522; lecture; read a lesson, give a lesson, give a lecture, give a sermon, give a discourse; incept[obs]; hold forth, preach; sermonize, moralize; point a moral.

train, discipline; bring up, bring up to; form, ground, prepare, qualify; drill, exercise, practice, habituate, familiarize with, nurture, drynurse[obs], breed, rear, take in hand; break, break in; tame; preinstruct[obs]; initiate; inure &c (habituate) 613.

put to nurse, send to school.

direct, guide; direct attention to &c. (attention) 457; impress upon the mind, impress upon the memory; beat into, beat into the head; convince &c (belief) 484.

[instructional materials] book, workbook, exercise book.

[unnecessary teaching] preach to the wise, teach one's grandmother to suck eggs, teach granny to suck eggs; preach to the converted.

Adj. teaching &c.v; taught &c.v.; educational; scholastic, academic, doctrinal; disciplinal[obs]; instructive, instructional, didactic; propaedeutic[obs], propaedeutical[obs].

Phr. the schoolmaster abroad; a bovi majori disscit arare minor[Lat]; adeo in teneris consuecere multum est [Lat][Vergil]; docendo discimus[Lat]; quaenocent docent[Lat]; qui docet discit[Latin]; "sermons in stones and good in everything" [As You Like It].