1. [ verb ] (education) impart skills or knowledge to
Synonyms: teach learn

"I taught them French" "He instructed me in building a boat"

Related terms: inform train lecture coach condition tutor enlighten ground reinforce indoctrinate unteach induct catechize drill catechize unteach mentor spoonfeed teacher education teacher learn
2. [ verb ] give instructions or directions for some task

"She instructed the students to work on their pronounciation"

Related terms: order charge charge
3. [ verb ] make aware of
Synonyms: apprize apprise

"Have the students been apprised of the tuition hike?"

Related terms: inform brief direct
Similar spelling:   instructor