Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb instruct

3 senses of instruct

Sense 1
teach, learn, instruct -- (impart skills or knowledge to; "I taught them French"; "He instructed me in building a boat")
       => inform -- (impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to; "I informed him of his rights")

Sense 2
instruct -- (give instructions or directions for some task; "She instructed the students to work on their pronunciation")
       => order, tell, enjoin, say -- (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")

Sense 3
instruct, apprise, apprize -- (make aware of; "Have the students been apprised of the tuition hike?")
       => inform -- (impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to; "I informed him of his rights")

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