Synonyms for instruct
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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.
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teach, learn, instructverb
impart skills or knowledge to
"I taught them French"; "He instructed me in building a boat"
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
give instructions or directions for some task
"She instructed the students to work on their pronunciation"
instruct, apprise, apprizeverb
make aware of
"Have the students been apprised of the tuition hike?"
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There are clearly a number of further steps that need to be taken regarding this matter, 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.
Nine years ago I came to Pakistan to help my government, and I did so at a time when most Americans would not come here, and now when I need my government it seems that I have been totally abandoned and forgotten, and so I again appeal to you to instruct your appropriate officials to negotiate my release.
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.
The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.
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.
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- undervise, instruereDanish
- instruieren, anweisenGerman
- آموزش دادنPersian
- apprendre, enseigner, instruireFrench
- 指示, 教えるJapanese
- undervise, instruereNorwegian
- обуча́ть, проинструкти́ровать, научи́ть, инструкти́ровать, обучи́ть, учи́тьRussian
- ఉపదే� ించండిTelugu
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