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instruct

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of instruct

  1. 1 to cause to acquire knowledge or skill in some field spent his military career instructing young pilots Synonyms of instruct educate, indoctrinate, teach, lesson, school, train, tutorWords Related to instruct coach, mentor; drill, fit, ground, habilitate, prepare, prime, qualify; direct, guide, lead, rear; catechize, lecture, moralize, preach; implant, inculcate, instill (also instil); homeschool; edify, enlighten; brief, familiarize, impart (to), inform, verse; initiate, introduce, show; reeducate, reschool, reteach, retrain

  2. 2 to give information to instructed everyone in the use of the new telephone system Synonyms of instruct acquaint, advise, apprise, brief, catch up, clear, clue (in), familiarize, fill in, hip, inform, enlighten, tell, verse, wise (up)Words Related to instruct advertise, alert, notify; announce (to), disclose (to); assure, certify, convince, reassure, warrant; educate, lecture, school, teach, tutor; disabuse, disenchant, disillusion, undeceiveNear Antonyms of instruct misinform, mislead

  3. 3 to issue orders to (someone) by right of authority the proctors instructed everyone to put their pencils down and hand in their tests Synonyms of instruct adjure, bid, boss (around), charge, direct, enjoin, command, order, tellWords Related to instruct ask, petition, request; beg, beseech, entreat; advise, counsel, warn; appoint, assign, authorize, commission; oversee, superintend, supervise; conduct, control, lead, manage; coerce, compel, constrain, force, oblige, requireNear Antonyms of instruct comply (with), follow, keep, observeAntonyms of instruct mind, obey



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