Instruct In*struct", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Instructed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Instructing}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To put in order; to form; to prepare. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

They speak to the merits of a cause, after the proctor has prepared and instructed the same for a hearing. --Ayliffe. [1913 Webster]

2. To form by communication of knowledge; to inform the mind of; to impart knowledge or information to; to enlighten; to teach; to discipline. [1913 Webster]

Schoolmasters will I keep within my house, Fit to instruct her youth. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. To furnish with directions; to advise; to direct; to command; as, the judge instructs the jury. [1913 Webster]

She, being before instructed of her mother, said, Give me here John Baptist's head in a charger. --Matt. xiv. 8. [1913 Webster]

Take her in; instruct her what she has to do. --Shak.

Syn: To teach; educate; inform; train; discipline; indoctrinate; direct; enjoin. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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