Translation of "instruct" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /ɪnˈstrʌkt/ us /ɪnˈstrʌkt/

to officially tell someone to do something

Staff are instructed not to use the internet for personal use.

formal to teach someone about something


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


verb /inˈstrakt/

to teach or train (a person in a subject or skill)

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

Could I look at the instructions, please?

an order or direction

You must learn to obey instructions.

the act of instructing (especially in a school subject or a skill) or the process of being instructed

She sometimes gives instruction in gymnastics.
instructive /-tiv/ adjective

giving knowledge or information

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.

(Translation of “instruct” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)