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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 in·struct /ɪnˈstrʌkt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·struct a.
 1. Arranged; furnished; provided. [Obs.] “He had neither ship instruct with oars, nor men.”
 2. Instructed; taught; enlightened. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·struct v. t. [imp. & p. p. Instructed; p. pr. & vb. n. Instructing.]
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

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