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English definition of “instruct”

instruct

verb [T]  /ɪnˈstrʌkt/ us  

instruct verb [T] (TEACH)

to teach someone how to do something: I need someone to instruct me on how to use the computer.

instruct verb [T] (ORDER)

to order or tell someone to do something, esp. in a formal way: [+ to infinitive] The police have been instructed not to let anyone leave the area.
(Definition of instruct from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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