Instruct meaning

ĭn-strŭkt
To give orders to; direct.

Instructed the children to hang up their coats.

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To order or direct.

To instruct a visitor to wait at the door.

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To teach or direct; to give instructions.

Listen carefully when someone instructs you to assemble.

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(obsolete) Arranged; furnished; provided.
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(obsolete) Instructed; taught; enlightened.

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The definition of instruct is to teach something or to tell someone how to do something.

When you teach a class, this is an example of a time when you instruct the students.

When you tell someone the proper way to eat at a table, this is an example of a time when you instruct him in table manners.

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To provide with knowledge; to train or inform.

Instructed the students in algebra.

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To serve as an instructor.
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To communicate knowledge to; teach; educate.
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To give facts or information to on a particular matter; inform or guide.

The judge instructs the jury.

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(obsolete) Instruction.
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Origin of instruct

  • Middle English instructen from Latin īnstruere īnstrūct- to prepare, instruct in- on in–2 struere to build ster-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition