Unteach
Unteach Un*teach", v. t. [1st pref. un- + teach.] [1913 Webster] 1. To cause to forget, or to lose from memory, or to disbelieve what has been taught. [1913 Webster]

Experience will unteach us. --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]

One breast laid open were a school Which would unteach mankind the lust to shine or rule. --Byron. [1913 Webster]

2. To cause to be forgotten; as, to unteach what has been learned. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • unteach — [untēch′] vt. untaught, unteaching 1. to try to make forget something learned, as in the process of reeducation 2. to teach the opposite of …   English World dictionary

  • unteach — transitive verb (untaught; teaching) Date: 1532 1. to cause to unlearn something 2. to teach the contrary of < unteach bad habits > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • unteach — /un teech /, v.t., untaught, unteaching. 1. to cause to be forgotten or disbelieved, as by contrary teaching. 2. to cause to forget or disbelieve something previously taught. [1525 35; UN 2 + TEACH] * * * …   Universalium

  • unteach — verb To cause someone to unlearn; to make someone forget something they have been taught …   Wiktionary

  • unteach — un·teach …   English syllables

  • unteach — un•teach [[t]ʌnˈtitʃ[/t]] v. t. taught, teach•ing 1) to cause to be forgotten or disbelieved, as by contrary teaching 2) to cause to forget or disbelieve something previously taught • Etymology: 1525–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • unteach — /ʌnˈtitʃ/ (say un teech) verb (t) (untaught, unteaching) 1. to cause to be forgotten or disbelieved, as by contrary teaching. 2. to cause to forget or disbelieve something previously taught. {un 2 + teach} …   Australian English dictionary

  • unteach — v.tr. (past and past part. untaught) 1 cause (a person) to forget or discard previous knowledge. 2 remove from the mind (something known or taught) by different teaching …   Useful english dictionary

  • Misteaching — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Misteaching >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 misteaching misteaching misinformaton misintelligence misguidance misdirection mispersuasion misinstruction misleading &c. >V. Sgm: N 1 perversion perversion false teaching …   English dictionary for students

  • Ablative — Ab la*tive, a. [F. ablatif, ablative, L. ablativus fr. ablatus. See {Ablation}.] 1. Taking away or removing. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Where the heart is forestalled with misopinion, ablative directions are found needful to unteach error, ere we can… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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