What does instruct mean?

Definitions for instruct
ɪnˈstrʌktin·struct

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. teach, learn, instruct(verb)

    impart skills or knowledge to

    "I taught them French"; "He instructed me in building a boat"

  2. instruct(verb)

    give instructions or directions for some task

    "She instructed the students to work on their pronunciation"

  3. instruct, apprise, apprize(verb)

    make aware of

    "Have the students been apprised of the tuition hike?"

Wiktionary

  1. instruct(Noun)

    Instruction.

  2. instruct(Verb)

    To teach or direct; to give instructions.

    Listen carefully when someone instructs you to assemble.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Instruct(adj)

    arranged; furnished; provided

    Etymology: [L. instructus, p. p. of instruere to furnish, provide, construct, instruct; pref. in- in, on + struere. See Structure.]

  2. Instruct(adj)

    instructed; taught; enlightened

    Etymology: [L. instructus, p. p. of instruere to furnish, provide, construct, instruct; pref. in- in, on + struere. See Structure.]

  3. Instruct(verb)

    to put in order; to form; to prepare

    Etymology: [L. instructus, p. p. of instruere to furnish, provide, construct, instruct; pref. in- in, on + struere. See Structure.]

  4. Instruct(verb)

    to form by communication of knowledge; to inform the mind of; to impart knowledge or information to; to enlighten; to teach; to discipline

    Etymology: [L. instructus, p. p. of instruere to furnish, provide, construct, instruct; pref. in- in, on + struere. See Structure.]

  5. Instruct(verb)

    to furnish with directions; to advise; to direct; to command; as, the judge instructs the jury

    Etymology: [L. instructus, p. p. of instruere to furnish, provide, construct, instruct; pref. in- in, on + struere. See Structure.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Instruct

    in-strukt′, v.t. to prepare: to inform: to teach: to order or command.—adj. (Milt.) instructed.—adj. Instruct′ible, able to be instructed.—n. Instruc′tion, the act of instructing or teaching: information: command: (pl.) special directions, commands—in parliamentary sense, 'Instructions to the Committee' are supplementary and auxiliary to the Bill under consideration, but falling broadly within its general scope.—adjs. Instruc′tional, relating to instruction: educational; Instruc′tive, containing instruction or information: conveying knowledge.—adv. Instruc′tively.—ns. Instruc′tiveness; Instruc′tor:—fem. Instruc′tress. [L. instruĕre, instructumin, in, struĕre, to pile up.]

Editors Contribution

  1. instruct

    To direct or teach.

    They did instruct easily and efficiently and achieved fantastic results.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 15, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'instruct' in Verbs Frequency: #764

How to pronounce instruct?

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How to say instruct in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of instruct in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of instruct in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of instruct in a Sentence

  1. Mark McGee:

    What should we emphasize in our teaching We learn much from Paul's letters to Timothy and Titus. Paul mentored each and sent them out to the churches to encourage and instruct God's Children of Grace. Notice how often Paul uses the words 'command,' 'warn,' and 'remind' in his letters to Timothy and Titus. God wants us to be loving and gentle in the way we teach His children, but He also wants us to be strong, precise and decisive in what we declare. We are not 'asking' Christians to obey God's Word. We are 'telling' them what God commands. We have no special power in ourselves, but when we preach God's Word we have the 'Power' of God behind us Our preaching and teaching should be in the 'Power and Strength' of God. He gave us the responsibility and authority to declare His Word. We do it humbly, but we do it.

  2. Voltaire:

    Animals have these advantages over man: they never hear the clock strike, they die without any idea of death, they have no theologians to instruct them, their last moments are not disturbed by unwelcome and unpleasant ceremonies, their funerals cost them nothing, and no one starts lawsuits over their wills.

  3. President Trump:

    Teachers like Mandy play a vital role in the well-being of our children, the strength of our communities and the success of our nation, the job of a teacher is not only to instruct the next generation of workers but the next generations of citizens to teach our children to care for others, to think for themselves, to love their country, to be proud of our history and to be true pillars of their families and their communities.

  4. Robin Tam:

    It is not yet apparent whether Mr Kovtun intends to instruct legal representatives. (A lawyer for the inquiry) has asked him to supply a detailed witness statement but has not yet received such a document.

  5. Charles Krauthammer:

    The Russians left Afghanistan 25 years ago. [Obama has] been in office seven years. Seventy-six percent of the combat deaths in Afghanistan have occurred under Obama, and there's little doubt that our position in Afghanistan today is weaker than seven years ago when he came into office, so when he's trying to instruct Putin on national interests and on quagmires, he's on rather thin ground.

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