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Synonyms for instruct
ɪnˈstrʌkt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. teach, learn, instruct(verb)

    impart skills or knowledge to

    "I taught them French"; "He instructed me in building a boat"

    Synonyms:
    watch, ascertain, larn, get wind, memorize, get word, apprise, acquire, learn, get a line, find out, check, study, apprize, hear, discover, take, pick up, read, con, memorise, determine, teach, see

  2. instruct(verb)

    give instructions or directions for some task

    "She instructed the students to work on their pronunciation"

    Synonyms:
    learn, apprise, teach, apprize

  3. instruct, apprise, apprize(verb)

    make aware of

    "Have the students been apprised of the tuition hike?"

    Synonyms:
    teach, send word, apprise, appreciate, give notice, advise, learn, notify, apprize, revalue

Wiktionary

  1. instruct(verb)

    Synonyms:
    guide

  2. instruct(verb)

    Instruction.

    Listen carefully when someone instructs you to assemble.

    Synonyms:
    guide

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. instruct

    To teach is simply to communicate knowledge; to instruct (originally, to build in or into, put in order) is to impart knowledge with special method and completeness; instruct has also an authoritative sense nearly equivalent to command. To educate is to draw out or develop harmoniously the mental powers, and, in the fullest sense, the moral powers as well. To train is to direct to a certain result powers already existing. Train is used in preference to educate when the reference is to the inferior animals or to the physical powers of man; as, to train a horse; to train the hand or eye. To discipline is to bring into habitual and complete subjection to authority; discipline is a severe word, and is often used as a euphemism for punish; to be thoroughly effective in war, soldiers must be disciplined as well as trained. To nurture is to furnish the care and sustenance necessary for physical, mental, and moral growth; nurture is a more tender and homelike word than educate. Compare EDUCATION.

    Synonyms:
    discipline, drill, educate, enlighten, give instruction, give lessons, inculcate, indoctrinate, inform, initiate, instill, nurture, school, teach, train, tutor

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. instruct

    Synonyms:
    enlighten, educate, inform, indoctrinate, acquaint, teach, edify, train, discipline, direct, initiate, command

    Antonyms:
    misinform, miseducate, misinstruct, misguide, mislead, misacquaint, deceive, neglect, barbarize, brutalize

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. instruct(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    teach, inform, enlighten, educate, indoctrinate, drill, exercise, train, school

  2. instruct(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    direct, command, order, enjoin, prescribe to

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. instruct(v)

    Synonyms:
    teach, indoctrinate, edify, enlighten, coach

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    entrust, instructions, teach, educate

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#7143drill
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#19866ascertain
#22446nurture
#33465enlighten
#33601memorize
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#98828inculcate
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#142818indoctrinate
#167551revalue
#175036larn

How to use instruct in a sentence?

  1. Julie Inman Grant:

    We cannot allow this heinous material to be used to promote, incite or instruct in further terrorist acts.

  2. Marcus Tullius Cicero:

    When you wish to instruct, be brief that men's minds take in quickly what you say, learn its lesson, and retain it faithfully. Every word that is unnecessary only pours over the side of a brimming mind.

  3. Sediq Seddiqi:

    The minister was very serious to instruct police to provide maximum security to prisons in vulnerable areas, they are on high alert.

  4. Carl DeHaven:

    An aspect of our uniqueness is the view we have of ourselves. Nobody exists with the same idea we have of ourselves. With our first breath we begin developing our attitudes toward life. When we mature, at whatever age, we are simply a combination and accumulation of all that has occurred up to now. It seem as though we are taught our feelings towards just about everything...as those who instruct us have been... and those that instructed them...and so forth. What might be important could be other than what others think. One of our abilities, as human, is that of choice. We can choose how we feel towards stuff based on our personal experience. KnowyerLoved, CWD

  5. President Trump:

    Teachers like Mandy play a vital role in the well-being of our children, the strength of our communities and the success of our nation, the job of a teacher is not only to instruct the next generation of workers but the next generations of citizens to teach our children to care for others, to think for themselves, to love their country, to be proud of our history and to be true pillars of their families and their communities.


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