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instruct

Verb

1 impart skills or knowledge to; "I taught them French"; "He instructed me in building a boat" [syn: teach, learn]
2 give instructions or directions for some task; "She instructed the students to work on their pronounciation"
3 make aware of; "Have the students been apprised of the tuition hike?" [syn: apprise, apprize]

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English

Pronunciation

IPA: /ˌɪnˈstɹʌkt/

Verb

  1. To teach or direct; to give instructions.
    Listen carefully when someone instructs you to assemble.

Synonyms

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

acquaint, advertise, advertise of, advise, advocate, apprise, assign, bid, brief, bring word, broaden the mind, call on, call the signals, call upon, catechize, charge, civilize, coach, command, commission, communicate, confer, consult with, counsel, declare, decree, define, demonstrate, dictate, direct, discipline, disclose, drill, edify, educate, engineer, enjoin, enlighten, familiarize, give an order, give instruction, give lessons in, give notice, give the facts, give the word, give word, ground, guide, illumine, importune, inculcate, indoctrinate, inform, issue a command, issue a writ, kibitz, lead, leave word, let know, mandate, meddle, mention to, notify, open the eyes, ordain, order, order about, pilot, prepare, prescribe, proclaim, promulgate, pronounce, propose, recommend, reeducate, report, require, rule, say the word, school, send word, serve notice, set right, sharpen the wits, show, show how, speak, steer, submit, suggest, teach, teach a lesson, teach the rudiments, tell, train, tutor, verse, warn
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