Instruct - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪnˈstrʌkt|  American pronunciation of the word instruct
Brit.  |ɪnˈstrʌkt|  British pronunciation of the word instruct
- impart skills or knowledge to (syn: learn, teach)
He instructed me in building a boat
- give instructions or directions for some task
She instructed the students to work on their pronunciation
- make aware of (syn: apprise, apprize)


She instructed us that we were to remain in our seats.

The judge instructed the jury that they should disregard the testimony of the last witness.

She advised him to instruct a solicitor.

The college will need an additional teacher to instruct the girls in cooking.

The soldiers have been thoroughly instructed in the care of their weapons.

We were instructed where to meet.

She instructed us to begin work at once.

We were instructed that the matter had already been settled by our lawyers.

His secretary was instructed to cancel all his engagements.

The judge immediately instructed that Beattie be released.

Eva went straight to the hotel, as instructed (=as she had been told).

He had instructed the slaves what to say when questioned.

Greater effort is needed to instruct children in road safety.

Employees are instructed how to make a complaint.

I was instructed that £20,000 had been paid into my account.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: instruct
he/she/it: instructs
present participle: instructing
past tense: instructed
past participle: instructed
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