Instruct



[in-struhkt] /ɪnˈstrʌkt/

verb (used with object)
1.
to furnish with knowledge, especially by a systematic method; teach; train; educate.
2.
to furnish with orders or directions; direct; order; command:
The doctor instructed me to diet.
3.
to furnish with information; inform; apprise.
4.
Law. (of a judge) to guide (a jury) by outlining the legal principles involved in the case under consideration.
/ɪnˈstrʌkt/
verb (transitive)
1.
to direct to do something; order
2.
to teach (someone) how to do (something)
3.
to furnish with information; apprise
4.
(law, mainly Brit)

v.

early 15c., from Latin instructus, past participle of instruere “arrange, inform, teach,” literally “to build, erect,” from in- “on” (see in- (2)) + struere “to pile, build” (see structure (n.)). Related: Instructed; instructing.

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