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Synonyms for instruct
ɪnˈstrʌktin·struct

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Wiktionary

  1. instructverb

    Synonyms:
    guide

  2. instructverb

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. teach, learn, instructverb

    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. instructverb

    give instructions or directions for some task

    "She instructed the students to work on their pronunciation"

    Synonyms:
    learn, apprise, teach, apprize

  3. instruct, apprise, apprizeverb

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. instructverb

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

  2. instructverb

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. instructverb

    Synonyms:
    teach, indoctrinate, edify, enlighten, coach

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "instruct":

    entrust, instructions, teach, educate

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#175036larn

How to use instruct in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  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. Diogenes:

    As a matter of self-preservation, a man needs good friends or ardent enemies, for the former instruct him and the latter take him to task.

  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. Plato:

    Laws are partly formed for the sake of good men, in order to instruct them how they may live on friendly terms with one another, and partly for the sake of those who refuse to be instructed, whose spirit cannot be subdued, or softened, or hindered from plunging into evil.


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