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What is another word for instruct?

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To teach or educate someone on a given subject
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“I invite you to come with me to the forest so that I can instruct you in the language of all the animals in the world.”
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To give information to (someone)
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“I thought Ed would instruct me about my duty, forgetting, as so often I had, that he was not my headmaster but my architect.”
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To explain or clarify something to someone
“At that time, there was no shortage of people only too willing to instruct me on why this was such a bad idea.”
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To tell or order someone to do something, especially in a formal or official way
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“Two letters in the register, dated 25th July, instruct his official to pay all monies from all sources to his temporary treasurer.”
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To bring to a higher cultural or civil level or awareness
“But who will undertake to instruct the brutes in the principles and precepts of Religion and Morality?”
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To warn someone in advance of a possible danger or problem
“Mr. Chairman, no one needs to instruct me about the dangers of insurrectionism or the need to fight it effectively.”
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(of a client) To employ or authorize (a solicitor or barrister) to act on one's behalf
“I made it very clear to the defendant that he should instruct a solicitor if he wanted to cross-examine the complainant, and should do this ASAP today if possible.”
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(how a machine, skill or craft works or is performed) To show how to use or do something
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To advise or persuade in favor of something
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To specify or require as a condition
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To make (information) known
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To bestow legal or official authority to
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To direct, handle, control, or be in charge of
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To inaugurate into an office or an organization, especially ceremonially
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To make a speech or contribute to a debate
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(of a quality of skill) To foster the growth or development of
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