Learn vs Unearth - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between learn and unearth
is that learn
is to acquire, or attempt to acquire knowledge or an ability to do something or learn
can be while unearth
is to drive or draw from the earth.
From (etyl) lernen, from (etyl) . Compare (etyl) lernen.
To acquire, or attempt to acquire knowledge or an ability to do something.
To attend a course or other educational activity.
* 1719 ,
To gain knowledge from a bad experience.
- For, as he took delight to introduce me, I took delight to learn.
To be studying.
To come to know; to become informed of; to find out.
- learn from one's mistakes
- He just learned that he will be sacked.
* See other, dated and regional, sense of below.
From (etyl) . Compare Dutch leren, German (m).
*:And whan she had serched hym / she fond in the bottome of his wound that therin was poyson / And soo she heled hym/ and therfore Tramtrist cast grete loue to la beale Isoud / for she was at that tyme the fairest mayde and lady of the worlde / And there Tramtryst lerned her to harpe / and she beganne to haue grete fantasye vnto hym
*1599 , (William Shakespeare), (Much Ado About Nothing) ,
*:Sweet prince, you learn me noble thankfulness.
*circa 1611 , (William Shakespeare), (Cymbeline), :
*:Have I not been / Thy pupil long? Hast thou not learn’d me how / To make perfumes?
*1993 , The Simpsons , (18 Feb. 1993)
*:That'll learn him to bust my tomater.
Now often considered non-standard.
* Family Word Finder Readers Digest Association Inc. NY 1975
To drive or draw from the earth.
To uncover or find; to bring out from concealment; to bring to light; to disclose.
To dig up.
- to unearth a secret