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Pronunciation : In*struct"
Part of Speech : a.
Etymology : [L. instructus, p. p. of instruere to furnish, provide, construct, instruct; pref. in- in, struere. See Structure.]
Definition : 1. Arranged; furnished; provided. [Obs.] "He had neither ship instruct with oars, nor men." Chapman.

2. Instructed; taught; enlightened. [Obs.] Milton.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : In*struct"
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : 1. To put in order; to form; to prepare. [Obs.] They speak to the merits of a cause, after the proctor has prepared and instructed the same for a hearing. Ayliffe.

2. To form by communication of knowledge; to inform the mind of; to impart knowledge or information to; to enlighten; to teach; to discipline. Schoolmasters will I keep within my house, Fit to instruct her youth. Shak.

3. To furnish with directions; to advise; to direct; to command; as, the judge instructs the jury. She, being before instructed of her mother, said, Give me here John Baptist's head in a charger. Matt. xiv. 8. Take her in; instruct her what she has to do. Shak.

Syn. -- To teach; educate; inform; train; discipline; indoctrinate; direct; enjoin.

t. [imp. & p. p. Instructed; p. pr. & vb. n. Instructing.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913


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