HyperDic: instruct

English > 3 senses of the word instruct:
VERBcommunicationinstruct, teach, learnimpart skills or knowledge to
communicationinstructgive instructions or directions for some task
communicationinstruct, apprise, apprizemake aware of
instruct > pronunciation
Rhymesabduct ... viaduct: 19 rhymes with ahkt...
English > instruct: 3 senses > verb 1, communication
MeaningImpart skills or knowledge to.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Example "He instructed me in building a boat"
Synonymsteach, learn
Cause tolearn, larn, acquiregain knowledge or skills
Narrowercatechize, catechiseGive religious instructions to
coach, trainteach and supervise (someone)
conditionEstablish a conditioned response
drillteach by repetition
enlighten, edifymake understand
groundinstruct someone in the fundamentals of a subject
indoctrinateteach doctrines to
inductintroduce or initiate
lecture, talkdeliver a lecture / lecture or talk
mentorServe as a teacher or trusted counselor
reinforce, rewardstrengthen and support with rewards
spoonfeedteach without challenging the students
train, develop, prepare, educatecreate by training and teaching
tutorBe a tutor to someone
unteachCause to disbelieve
unteachCause to unlearn
BroaderinformImpart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to
Spanishadiestrar, aleccionar, aprender, educar, enseñar, instruir
Catalanensenyar, informar, instruir
Adjectivesinstructiveserving to instruct or enlighten or inform
Nounsinstructionthe activities of educating / educating or instructing
instructora person whose occupation is teaching
English > instruct: 3 senses > verb 2, communication
MeaningGive instructions or directions for some task.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
Example"She instructed the students to work on their pronunciation"
Narrowerchargeinstruct or command with authority
chargeinstruct (a jury) about the law, its application, and the weighing of evidence
Broaderorder, tell, enjoin, sayGive instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority
English > instruct: 3 senses > verb 3, communication
Meaningmake aware of.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
Synonymsapprise, apprize
NarrowerbriefGive essential information to someone
directGive directions to
BroaderinformImpart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to
Spanishavisar, informar, instruir

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