Hypertext Webster Gateway: "instructing"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Instruct \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.

Take her in; instruct her what she has to do.

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

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