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instruct

verb /inˈstrakt/
to teach or train (a person in a subject or skill)
instruir
Girls as well as boys should be instructed in woodwork.
to order or direct (a person especially to do something)
ordenar, dar instrucciones/órdenes a
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
instrucciones
Could I look at the instructions, please?
an order or direction
instrucción
You must learn to obey instructions.
the act of instructing (especially in a school subject or a skill) or the process of being instructed
instrucción
She sometimes gives instruction in gymnastics.
instructive /-tiv/ adjective giving knowledge or information
instructivo
He gave an instructive talk about bee-keeping.
instructively adverb
de manera instructiva
instructiveness noun
carácter instructivo
instructor noun ( feminine instructress) a person who gives instruction (in a skill etc)
instructor, monitor, entrenador; instructora, monitora, entrenadora
a driving instructor a ski instructor.
(Definition of instruct from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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