instruct

[in-struhkt]
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.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin instructus past participle of instruere to equip, train, set in order, equivalent to in- in-2 + struc- (variant stem of struere to put together) + -tus past participle suffix

instructedly, adverb
instructedness, noun
instructible, adjective
misinstruct, verb (used with object)
overinstruct, verb (used with object)
preinstruct, verb (used with object)
quasi-instructed, adjective
reinstruct, verb (used with object)
self-instructed, adjective
self-instructing, adjective
uninstructible, adjective
uninstructing, adjective
well-instructed, adjective


1. tutor, coach; drill, discipline; indoctrinate; school. 2. prescribe. 3. enlighten.


1. See teach.
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instruct (ɪnˈstrʌkt)
 
vb
1.  to direct to do something; order
2.  to teach (someone) how to do (something)
3.  to furnish with information; apprise
4.  chiefly (Brit) law
 a.  (esp of a client to his solicitor or a solicitor to a barrister) to give relevant facts or information to
 b.  to authorize (a barrister or solicitor) to conduct a case on a person's behalf: to instruct counsel
 
[C15: from Latin instruere to construct, set in order, equip, teach, from struere to build]
 
in'structible
 
adj

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Example sentences
Lie-detection research typically uses trained subjects who are instructed to
  lie after going through the motions of malfeasance.
Then jurors vote for the best varieties by secret ballot and are instructed to
  give disease-resistance high priority.
In the flight control room, operators instructed the drone to take up the chase.
Turn off utilities at the main switches or valves if instructed to do so.
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