Synonyms of instruction in English:


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1‘if a prisoner disobeys an instruction, he will be punished’

order, command, directive, direction, decree, edict, injunction, mandate, dictate, commandment, diktat, demand, bidding, requirement, stipulation, charge, ruling, mandate, pronouncement
summons, writ, subpoena, warrant
informal say-so
literary behest
rare rescript

2instructions‘read the instructions to find out’

directions, key, guide, recipe, specification
handbook, manual, guide, booklet, reference manual, ABC, A to Z, companion
vade mecum
informal bible
rare enchiridion

3‘an officer in the Royal Engineers provided instruction in demolition work’

teaching, tuition, coaching, tutoring, education, schooling, tutelage, pedagogy, andragogy
lessons, classes, tutorials, lectures
training, drill, drilling, discipline
preparation, grounding, priming
direction, guidance, information, enlightenment, edification