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instruct(Direct), verb advise, advocate, bid, brief, call upon, charge, coach, command, compel, counsel, demand, dictate, enact, exact, give a directive, give a mandate, give an order, give authoritative instructions to, give the signal, give the word, give the word of command, guide, impose a duty, impose a task, issue a command, issue a decree, issue an order, lay down the law, make a decree, make an order, mandare, order, pass orders, praecipere, praescribere, prescribe, prescribe a task, prompt, promulgate a decree, promulgate an order, require, send an order, suggest, tell
Associated concepts: instruct the jury
instruct(Teach), verb acquaint, comment upon, conney information, direct one's attention, docere, edify, elucidate, enlighten, erudire, explain, expound, fill with information, give by way of information, give lessons in, give to understand, guide, guide the studies of, illumine, impart, implant, impress upon the memory, immress upon the mind, inculcate, indoctrinate, inform, instill, instituere, lecture, make known, point out, prepare, prime, provide with information, put before, qualify, school, show, train, tutor
See also: admonish, advise, apprise, charge, command, communicate, control, convey, counsel, decree, demonstrate, dictate, direct, disabuse, discipline, edify, educate, enjoin, enlighten, establish, exhort, impart, inculcate, inform, initiate, instill, notice, notify, nurture, order, oversee, prescribe, recommend, regulate, show, signify, superintend