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 for teaching
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Teach \Teach\ (t[=e]ch), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Taught (t[add]t);
     p. pr. & vb. n. Teaching.] [OE. techen, imp. taughte,
     tahte, AS. t[=ae]cean, imp. t[=ae]hte, to show, teach, akin
     to t[=a]cn token. See Token.]
     1. To impart the knowledge of; to give intelligence
        concerning; to impart, as knowledge before unknown, or
        rules for practice; to inculcate as true or important; to
        exhibit impressively; as, to teach arithmetic, dancing,
        music, or the like; to teach morals.
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              If some men teach wicked things, it must be that
              others should practice them.          --South.
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     2. To direct, as an instructor; to manage, as a preceptor; to
        guide the studies of; to instruct; to inform; to conduct
        through a course of studies; as, to teach a child or a
        class. "He taught his disciples." --Mark ix. 31.
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              The village master taught his little school.
                                                    --Goldsmith.
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     3. To accustom; to guide; to show; to admonish.
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              I shall myself to herbs teach you.    --Chaucer.
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              They have taught their tongue to speak lies. --Jer.
                                                    ix. 5.
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     Note: This verb is often used with two objects, one of the
           person, the other of the thing; as, he taught me Latin
           grammar. In the passive construction, either of these
           objects may be retained in the objective case, while
           the other becomes the subject; as, I was taught Latin
           grammar by him; Latin grammar was taught me by him.
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     Syn: To instruct; inform; inculcate; tell; guide; counsel;
          admonish. See the Note under Learn.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Teaching \Teach"ing\, n.
     The act or business of instructing; also, that which is
     taught; instruction.
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     Syn: Education; instruction; breeding. See Education.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  teaching
      n 1: the profession of a teacher; "he prepared for teaching
           while still in college"; "pedagogy is recognized as an
           important profession" [syn: teaching, instruction,
           pedagogy]
      2: a doctrine that is taught; "the teachings of religion"; "he
         believed all the Christian precepts" [syn: teaching,
         precept, commandment]
      3: the activities of educating or instructing; activities that
         impart knowledge or skill; "he received no formal education";
         "our instruction was carefully programmed"; "good classroom
         teaching is seldom rewarded" [syn: education,
         instruction, teaching, pedagogy, didactics,
         educational activity]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  118 Moby Thesaurus words for "teaching":
     a belief, adage, ana, analects, aphorism, apothegm,
     article of faith, assignment, autodidactic, axiom, belief, byword,
     canon, catchword, chalk talk, charge, coeducational,
     collected sayings, command, commission, credo, creed, cultural,
     current saying, dictate, dictum, didactic, direction, disciplinary,
     discourse, disquisition, distich, doctrine, dogma, edifying,
     educating, educational, educative, enlightening, epigram, exercise,
     exhortatory, exposition, expression, faith, gnome, golden saying,
     harangue, homework, homiletic, homily, hortatory, illuminating,
     informative, initiatory, injunction, instruction, instructive,
     introductory, lecture, lecture-demonstration, lecturing, lesson,
     maxim, moral, moral lesson, morality, moralization, mot, motto,
     object lesson, oracle, order, orthodoxy, phrase, pithy saying,
     preaching, preachment, precept, preceptive, prescript,
     prescription, principle, propaedeutic, proverb, proverbial saying,
     proverbs, recital, recitation, religion, religious belief,
     religious faith, saw, saying, self-teaching, sentence,
     sententious expression, sermon, set task, skull session, sloka,
     stock saying, sutra, system of beliefs, talk, task, tenet, text,
     theology, tradition, tuitionary, verse, wisdom, wisdom literature,
     wise saying, witticism, word, words of wisdom
  
  

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