(noun, adjective, verb)


1. (obsolete) arranged; furnished; provided

2. (obsolete) instructed; taught; enlightened


1. (obsolete) instruction


1. impart skills or knowledge to

- He instructed me in building a boat

Similar word(s): learn, teach

Definition categories: communication, inform

2. give instructions or directions for some task

- She instructed the students to work on their pronunciation

Definition categories: communication, enjoin, order, say, tell

3. make aware of

Similar word(s): apprise, apprize

Definition categories: communication, inform

Sentences with instruct as a verb:

- Listen carefully when someone instructs you how to assemble the furniture.

- The doctor instructed me to keep my arm immobilised and begin physiotherapy.