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Definition 1: impart skills or knowledge to - [verb of communication]

Samples where instruct or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I taught them French
  • He instructed me in building a boat

Synonyms for instruct in the sense of this definition

(instruct is a kind of ...) impart knowledge of some fact, state of affairs, or event to

"I informed him of his rights"

(... is a kind of instruct ) establish a conditioned response

(... is a kind of instruct ) make understand

"Can you enlighten me--I don't understand this proposal"

(... is a kind of instruct ) teach and supervise (someone); act as a trainer or coach (to), as in sports

"He is training our Olympic team" "She is coaching the crew"

(... is a kind of instruct ) deliver a lecture or talk

"She will talk at Rutgers next week" "Did you ever lecture at Harvard?"

(... is a kind of instruct ) instruct someone in the fundamentals of a subject

(... is a kind of instruct ) cause to unlearn

"teach somebody to unlearn old habits or methods"

(... is a kind of instruct ) cause to disbelieve; teach someone the contrary of what he or she had learned earlier

(... is a kind of instruct ) be a tutor to someone; give individual instruction

"She tutored me in Spanish"

(... is a kind of instruct ) serve as a teacher or trusted counselor

"The famous professor mentored him during his years in graduate school" "She is a fine lecturer but she doesn't like mentoring"

(... is a kind of instruct ) introduce or initiate

"The young geisha was inducted into the ways of her profession"

(... is a kind of instruct ) teach without challenging the students

"This professor spoonfeeds his students"

(... is a kind of instruct ) strengthen and support with rewards

"Let's reinforce good behavior"

(... is a kind of instruct ) give religious instructions to

(... is a kind of instruct ) teach by repetition

(... is a kind of instruct ) teach doctrines to; teach uncritically

"The Moonies indoctrinate their disciples"

(... is a kind of instruct ) create by training and teaching

"The old master is training world-class violinists" "we develop the leaders for the future"

(instruct causes ...) gain knowledge or skills

"She learned dancing from her sister" "I learned Sanskrit" "Children acquire language at an amazing rate"

Definition 2: give instructions or directions for some task - [verb of communication]

Samples where instruct or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She instructed the students to work on their pronunciation

(instruct is a kind of ...) give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority

"I said to him to go home" "She ordered him to do the shopping" "The mother told the child to get dressed"

(... is a kind of instruct ) instruct or command with authority

"The teacher charged the children to memorize the poem"

(... is a kind of instruct ) instruct (a jury) about the law, its application, and the weighing of evidence

Definition 3: make aware of - [verb of communication]

Samples where instruct or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Have the students been apprised of the tuition hike?

Synonyms for instruct in the sense of this definition

(instruct is a kind of ...) impart knowledge of some fact, state of affairs, or event to

"I informed him of his rights"

(... is a kind of instruct ) give directions to; point somebody into a certain direction

"I directed them towards the town hall"

(... is a kind of instruct ) give essential information to someone

"The reporters were briefed about the President's plan to invade"

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