Associations to the word «Instruct»


INSTRUCT, verb. (transitive) to teach by giving instructions
INSTRUCT, verb. (transitive) to direct; to order (usage note: "instruct" is less forceful than "order", but weightier than "advise")
INSTRUCT, noun. (obsolete) instruction
INSTRUCT, adjective. (obsolete) arranged; furnished; provided
INSTRUCT, adjective. (obsolete) instructed; taught; enlightened

Dictionary definition

INSTRUCT, verb. Impart skills or knowledge to; "I taught them French"; "He instructed me in building a boat".
INSTRUCT, verb. Give instructions or directions for some task; "She instructed the students to work on their pronunciation".
INSTRUCT, verb. Make aware of; "Have the students been apprised of the tuition hike?".

Wise words

The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings - words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out.
Stephen King