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 for instruct
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Instruct \In*struct"\, a. [L. instructus, p. p. of instruere to
     furnish, provide, construct, instruct; pref. in- in, on +
     struere. See Structure.]
     1. Arranged; furnished; provided. [Obs.] "He had neither ship
        instruct with oars, nor men." --Chapman.
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     2. Instructed; taught; enlightened. [Obs.] --Milton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Instruct \In*struct"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Instructed; p. pr.
     & vb. n. Instructing.]
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     1. To put in order; to form; to prepare. [Obs.]
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              They speak to the merits of a cause, after the
              proctor has prepared and instructed the same for a
              hearing.                              --Ayliffe.
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     2. To form by communication of knowledge; to inform the mind
        of; to impart knowledge or information to; to enlighten;
        to teach; to discipline.
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              Schoolmasters will I keep within my house,
              Fit to instruct her youth.            --Shak.
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     3. To furnish with directions; to advise; to direct; to
        command; as, the judge instructs the jury.
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              She, being before instructed of her mother, said,
              Give me here John Baptist's head in a charger.
                                                    --Matt. xiv.
                                                    8.
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              Take her in; instruct her what she has to do.
                                                    --Shak.
  
     Syn: To teach; educate; inform; train; discipline;
          indoctrinate; direct; enjoin.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  instruct
      v 1: impart skills or knowledge to; "I taught them French"; "He
           instructed me in building a boat" [syn: teach, learn,
           instruct]
      2: give instructions or directions for some task; "She
         instructed the students to work on their pronunciation"
      3: make aware of; "Have the students been apprised of the
         tuition hike?" [syn: instruct, apprise, apprize]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  99 Moby Thesaurus words for "instruct":
     acquaint, advertise, advertise of, advise, advocate, apprise,
     assign, bid, brief, bring word, broaden the mind, call on,
     call the signals, call upon, catechize, charge, civilize, coach,
     command, commission, communicate, confer, consult with, counsel,
     declare, decree, define, demonstrate, dictate, direct, discipline,
     disclose, drill, edify, educate, engineer, enjoin, enlighten,
     familiarize, give an order, give instruction, give lessons in,
     give notice, give the facts, give the word, give word, ground,
     guide, illumine, importune, inculcate, indoctrinate, inform,
     issue a command, issue a writ, kibitz, lead, leave word, let know,
     mandate, meddle, mention to, notify, open the eyes, ordain, order,
     order about, pilot, prepare, prescribe, proclaim, promulgate,
     pronounce, propose, recommend, reeducate, report, require, rule,
     say the word, school, send word, serve notice, set right,
     sharpen the wits, show, show how, speak, steer, submit, suggest,
     teach, teach a lesson, teach the rudiments, tell, train, tutor,
     verse, warn
  
  

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