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English definition of “instruct”

instruct

verb (ORDER)    /ɪnˈstrʌkt/
C1 [T + to infinitive] to order or tell someone to do something, especially in a formal way: The police have been instructed to patrol the building and surrounding area .Giving orders and commands [T] UK to employ a lawyer to represent you in court Taking legal action [T] When a judge instructs a jury, he or she tells it what the law means and how to use it.Judges and juries
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