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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Instruct  \In*struct"\,  a.  [L.  instructus  p.  p.  of  instruere  to 
  furnish,  provide,  construct,  instruct;  pref.  in-  in  on  + 
  struere  See  {Structure}.] 
  1.  Arranged;  furnished;  provided.  [Obs.]  ``He  had  neither 
  ship  instruct  with  oars,  nor  men.''  --Chapman. 
 
  2.  Instructed;  taught;  enlightened.  [Obs.]  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Instruct  \In*struct"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Instructed};  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Instructing}.] 
  1.  To  put  in  order  to  form  to  prepare.  [Obs.] 
 
  They  speak  to  the  merits  of  a  cause  after  the 
  proctor  has  prepared  and  instructed  the  same  for  a 
  hearing.  --Ayliffe. 
 
  2.  To  form  by  communication  of  knowledge;  to  inform  the  mind 
  of  to  impart  knowledge  or  information  to  to  enlighten; 
  to  teach;  to  discipline. 
 
  Schoolmasters  will  I  keep  within  my  house,  Fit  to 
  instruct  her  youth.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  furnish  with  directions;  to  advise;  to  direct;  to 
  command;  as  the  judge  instructs  the  jury. 
 
  She  being  before  instructed  of  her  mother,  said 
  Give  me  here  John  Baptist's  head  in  a  charger. 
  --Matt.  xiv. 
  8. 
 
  Take  her  in  instruct  her  what  she  has  to  do 
  --Shak. 
 
  Syn:  To  teach;  educate;  inform;  train;  discipline; 
  indoctrinate;  direct;  enjoin. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  instruct 
  v  1:  impart  skills  or  knowledge  to  "I  taught  them  French";  "He 
  instructed  me  in  building  a  boat";  learn"  is  not 
  standard  [syn:  {teach},  {learn}] 
  2:  give  instructions  or  directions  for  some  task;  "She 
  instructed  the  students  to  work  on  their  pronounciation" 
  3:  make  aware  of  "Have  the  students  been  apprised  of  the 
  tuition  hike?"  [syn:  {apprise},  {apprize}] 




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