Synonyms of instruct in English:


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1‘a union may instruct its members to work to rule’

order, command, direct, tell, enjoin, give the order to, give orders to, give the command to, require, call on, mandate, charge
literary bid

2‘nobody instructed him in how to operate and maintain the baler’

teach, school, give lessons to, coach, train, ground, enlighten, illuminate, inform, verse, edify, educate, upskill, tutor, guide, prepare, prime, din something into
drill, discipline, put someone through their paces

3‘when she reached the age of 16, she exercised her right to instruct solicitors and counsel of her own choice’

employ, authorize to act for one, brief, give information to

4‘I should not have to instruct typists that all my documents are confidential’

inform, tell, let someone know, notify, apprise, advise, announce to, impart to, relate to, communicate to
acquaint, familiarize, brief, prime, ground, enlighten, make conversant, make knowledgeable, send word to
informal put in the picture, fill in, clue in, clue up, put wise