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French translation of “instruct”

instruct

verb /inˈstrakt/
to teach or train (a person in a subject or skill)
apprendre (qqch. à qqn)
Girls as well as boys should be instructed in woodwork.
to order or direct (a person especially to do something)
donner des instructions à
He was instructed to come here at nine o’clock I have already instructed her how to cook the meat.
instruction /-ʃən/ noun (in plural ) (a book etc giving) directions, eg about the use of a machine etc
instructions
Could I look at the instructions, please?
an order or direction
instruction(s)
You must learn to obey instructions.
the act of instructing (especially in a school subject or a skill) or the process of being instructed
enseignement, instruction
She sometimes gives instruction in gymnastics.
instructive /-tiv/ adjective giving knowledge or information
instructif
He gave an instructive talk about bee-keeping.
instructively adverb
d’une manière instructive
instructiveness noun
caractère instructif
instructor noun (feminine instructress) a person who gives instruction (in a skill etc)
entraîneur, euse, moniteur/-trice
a driving instructor a ski instructor.
(Definition of instruct from the Password English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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