Translation of "instruct" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /ɪnˈstrʌkt/ us /ɪnˈstrʌkt/

instruct verb (ORDER)

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. 警察奉命在这幢大楼里及周围地区巡逻。

[ T ] UK to employ a lawyer to represent you in court


[ T ] When a judge instructs a jury, he or she tells it what the law means and how to use it.


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instruct verb (TEACH)

C2 [ T ] to teach someone how to do something

He works in a sports centre instructing people in the use of the gym equipment. 他在体育运动中心工作,教人们如何使用健身器材。

(Translation of “instruct” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)