instruct

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin īnstrūctus, perfect passive participle of īnstruō.

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instruct (third-person singular simple present instructs, present participle instructing, simple past and past participle instructed)

  1. (transitive) to teach, direct; to give instructions
    Listen carefully when someone instructs you to assemble.

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Noun[edit]

instruct (plural instructs)

  1. (obsolete) instruction

Adjective[edit]

instruct (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) arranged; furnished; provided
    • Chapman
      He had neither ship instruct with oars, nor men.
  2. (obsolete) instructed; taught; enlightened
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Milton to this entry?)