instruct instruct  /ɪn ˈstrəkt/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) impart skills or knowledge to
  2. (v) give instructions or directions for some task
  3. (v) make aware of

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Usage(s):

  1. The goal was both to instruct and protect.
  2. Chicago, in director Rob Marshall's bold, strutting, rapaciously funny version, puts the cynicism up front, where it can titillate, horrify and instruct us.
  3. Incredibly, the Bush Administration decided to have SERE trainers instruct its interrogation teams on how to torture prisoners.

News

  1. Kenner police: Two drunk women instruct 10-year-old to drive them

    Kenner police says two intoxicated women instructed a 10-year-old to drive.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: WDSU New Orleans

  2. Supreme Court DNA ruling endangers basic rights (Other Views)

    Every time judges instruct juries in criminal cases, they caution jurors to be wary that simply because a person has been arrested does not mean that the person committed the crime, that the fact that the person stands before them accused of malfeasance is not evidence.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Troy Record

  3. OPINION: Supreme Court DNA ruling endangers basic rights

    Every time judges instruct juries in criminal cases, they caution jurors to be wary that simply because a person has been arrested does not mean that the person committed the crime, that the fact that the person stands before them accused of malfeasance is not evidence.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Oakland Press

Quotes

  1. "Moreover, I did not instruct anyone to indicate to Bank of America that the Federal Reserve would take any particular action under those circumstances," Bernanke said.
    on Jun 25, 2009 By: Ben Bernanke Source: CNNMoney.com

  2. "On our part, there was no conspiracy, no cover-up, no double-dealing, no deal on oil, no attempt to instruct Scottish ministers, no private assurances by me to (Libyan leader) Colonel (Muammar) Gaddafi," Brown said at an employment summit in...
    on Sep 2, 2009 By: Gordon Brown Source: Reuters South Africa

  3. "I assume whatever he did, he did legally. I would never instruct him to do anything illegal," Ovitz said.
    on Apr 8, 2008 By: Michael Ovitz Source: International Herald Tribune

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