In*struct" (?), a. [L. instructus, p. p. of instruere to furnish, provide, construct, instruct; pref. in- in, + struere. See Structure.]

1.

Arranged; furnished; provided.

[Obs.] "He had neither ship instruct with oars, nor men."

Chapman.

2.

Instructed; taught; enlightened.

[Obs.]

Milton.

 

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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.

 

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