(?), 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.
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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.
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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.

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