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- (transitive) to teach by giving instructions
Listen carefully when someone instructs you how to assemble the furniture.
- (transitive) to direct; to order (usage note: "instruct" is less forceful than "order", but weightier than "advise")
The doctor instructed me to keep my arm immobilised and begin physiotherapy.
teach, give instruction
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instruct (plural instructs)
instruct (not comparable)
- (obsolete) arranged; furnished; provided
He had neither ship instruct with oars, nor men.
- (obsolete) instructed; taught; enlightened
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