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To learn new skills or information - thesaurus

Synonyms

learn

verb

to gain knowledge or experience of something, for example by being taught

train

verb

to learn how to do a particular job or activity

master

verb

to learn something thoroughly so that you know it or can do it very well

pick up

to learn a new skill or start a habit without intending to

absorb

verb

to learn and understand new facts, so that they become part of your knowledge

develop

verb

to improve your abilities, skills, or knowledge

retrain

verb

to learn, or to teach someone, new skills that are needed for a job

acquaint yourself with something

formal to make an effort to learn about something

learn

verb

to gain knowledge or a skill that makes it possible for you to do something

learn

verb

to get the experience or knowledge that you need to behave or think in a particular way

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acquire

verb

to get new knowledge or a new skill by learning it

acquire

verb

to gradually develop or learn something

cultivate

verb

to develop something such as an attitude, ability, or skill

deepen

verb

if someone’s knowledge or understanding deepens, or if something deepens it, they know or understand more

freshen up

to improve your skill or knowledge of something

get/have the hang of something

to learn a skill or activity

glean

verb

to learn small pieces of information by asking questions or watching or listening carefully

have/get a feeling for something

to have or develop a natural ability to do something

hone

verb

to improve a skill or talent that is already well developed

improve yourself

to make yourself a better person, for example by learning new skills

keep up

to make progress or learn at the same speed as someone or something

learn

verb

to gain new information about a situation, event, or person

learn

verb

to improve your behaviour as a result of gaining greater experience or knowledge of something

learn the hard way

to learn how to do something by trying to do it and making a lot of mistakes

orientate

verb

to orient

orient yourself

to learn about a new situation that you are in

piece together

to learn the truth about something by considering all the separate bits of information you have

polish

verb

to improve a skill by practising

shadow

verb

to follow someone in their job to try and learn from them

sit at the feet of someone

to learn from someone famous

take to something like a duck to water

to learn a new activity very easily, as if you have been doing it for a very long time

unlearn

verb

informal to change the way that you have learned to think or do things, usually because that way is not good or useful

wise up

to learn or understand the truth about something, or to tell someone the truth about something

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to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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