verb (used with object)
to furnish with knowledge, especially by a systematic method; teach; train; educate.
to furnish with orders or directions; direct; order; command: The doctor instructed me to diet.
to furnish with information; inform; apprise.
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 Related forms
< Latin instructus
past participle of instruere
to equip, train, set in order, equivalent to in- in-2
(variant stem of struere
to put together) + -tus
past participle suffix
misinstruct, verb (used with object)
overinstruct, verb (used with object)
preinstruct, verb (used with object)
reinstruct, verb (used with object)
1. tutor, coach; drill, discipline; indoctrinate; school. 2. prescribe. 3. enlighten.