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instruct

in·struct

instruct

 
pronunciation:
ihn struhkt
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part of speech: verb
inflections: instructed, instructing, instructs
definition 1: to teach; educate; tell.
My boss instructed me in how to work on a computer.
synonyms:
educate, inform, school, teach
similar words:
advise, brief, coach, drill, enlighten, train, tutor
definition 2: to order or direct; command.
The police instructed her to leave the building immediately.
synonyms:
bid, command, direct, order, tell
similar words:
charge
Word History
Instruct is from a Latin word that means "to equip or furnish with information."
Word Builder: instruct +
  • instructor:
    a person who instructs.
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  education, learn, school
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The word instruct contains the following part: