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English definition of “instruct”

instruct

verb [T]     /ɪnˈstrʌkt/
ORDER to officially tell someone to do something: [+ to do sth] Staff are instructed not to use the telephones for personal calls.Giving orders and commands
TEACH formal to teach someone about something: She is there to instruct people in the safe use of the gym equipment.Teaching in general
(Definition of instruct verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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