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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)

    To teach or direct; to give instructions.

    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 for "instruct":

    entrust, instructions, teach, educate

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#64see
#165school
#180read
#246take
#272check
#342guide
#424learn
#508study
#783direct
#871watch
#1362command
#1646instructions
#1736hear
#1914determine
#2505train
#2529con
#2995discover
#3265notify
#3806teach
#4831appreciate
#5491discipline
#5526inform
#6810acquire
#7096advise
#7143drill
#10451educate
#10550tutor
#10803initiate
#19451instruct
#19866ascertain
#22446nurture
#33465enlighten
#33601memorize
#39367entrust
#41487instill
#47239acquaint
#74450memorise
#98828inculcate
#107060apprise
#122806edify
#142818indoctrinate
#167551revalue
#175036larn

How to use instruct in a sentence?

  1. 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

  2. Voltaire:

    Animals have these advantages over man: they never hear the clock strike, they die without any idea of death, they have no theologians to instruct them, their last moments are not disturbed by unwelcome and unpleasant ceremonies, their funerals cost them nothing, and no one starts lawsuits over their wills.

  3. Yogananda Pittman:

    I want to assure everyone that, with the exception of specific times on Inauguration Day itself while the swearing-in ceremonies were underway, the United States Capitol police did not instruct theNationalGuardto vacate the Capitol Building facilities.

  4. Yogananda Pittman:

    I want to assure everyone that, with the exception of specific times on Inauguration Day National Guard while the swearing-in ceremonies were underway, Capitol Police did not instruct National Guard to vacate the Capitol Building facilities.

  5. Robin Tam:

    It is not yet apparent whether Mr Kovtun intends to instruct legal representatives. (A lawyer for the inquiry) has asked him to supply a detailed witness statement but has not yet received such a document.


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