Translation of "instruct" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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instructverb

uk /ɪnˈstrʌkt/ us /ɪnˈstrʌkt/

instruct verb (ORDER)

C1 [ T + to infinitive ] to order or tell someone to do something, especially in a formal way

(尤指正式地)指示,命令,吩咐
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

委托(律师)

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

(法官就法律适用要点)向(陪审团)作说明

More examples

  • The prime minister's family have been instructed not to discuss his past life with the press.
  • The minister was instructed to accept the advice of senior civil servants.
  • Tourists are instructed not to travel to the region unless absolutely necessary.
  • The government instructed MPs to vote in favour of the bill.
  • He was instructed to report back to headquarters.

instruct verb (TEACH)

C2 [ T ] to teach someone how to do something

教,讲授
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)