Definitions for: Instruct

[v] give instructions or directions for some task; "She instructed the students to work on their pronounciation"
[v] impart skills or knowledge to; "I taught them French"; "He instructed me in building a boat"
[v] make aware of; "Have the students been apprised of the tuition hike?"

Webster (1913) Definition: In*struct", a. [L. instructus, p. p. of instruere to
furnish, provide, construct, instruct; pref. in- in, on +
struere. See Structure.]
1. Arranged; furnished; provided. [Obs.] ``He had neither
ship instruct with oars, nor men.'' --Chapman.

2. Instructed; taught; enlightened. [Obs.] --Milton.

In*struct", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Instructed; p. pr.
& vb. n. Instructing.]
1. To put in order; to form; to prepare. [Obs.]

They speak to the merits of a cause, after the
proctor has prepared and instructed the same for a
hearing. --Ayliffe.

2. To form by communication of knowledge; to inform the mind
of; to impart knowledge or information to; to enlighten;
to teach; to discipline.

Schoolmasters will I keep within my house, Fit to
instruct her youth. --Shak.

3. To furnish with directions; to advise; to direct; to
command; as, the judge instructs the jury.

She, being before instructed of her mother, said,
Give me here John Baptist's head in a charger.
--Matt. xiv.

Take her in; instruct her what she has to do.

Syn: To teach; educate; inform; train; discipline;
indoctrinate; direct; enjoin.

Synonyms: apprise, apprize, learn, teach

See Also: brief, catechise, catechize, charge, coach, condition, develop, direct, drill, edify, educate, enjoin, enlighten, ground, indoctrinate, inform, larn, lecture, mentor, order, prepare, reinforce, reward, say, spoonfeed, talk, tell, train, tutor, unteach

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