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instructs

verb
present tense third-person singular of instruct

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1 to cause to acquire knowledge or skill in some field
  • spent his military career instructing young pilots

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2 to give information to
  • instructed everyone in the use of the new telephone system

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3 to issue orders to (someone) by right of authority
  • the proctors instructed everyone to put their pencils down and hand in their tests

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“Instructs.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/instructs. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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