intransitive verb

To give orders to; direct.

intransitive verb

To provide with knowledge; to train or inform: synonym: teach.

intransitive verb

To serve as an instructor.

Furnished; equipped.

Instructed; taught.

To put in order; form; prepare; guide.

To impart knowledge or information to; inform; teach; specifically, to train in knowledge or skill; teach or educate methodically.

To direct or command; furnish with orders or directions: as, to instruct an envoy or a body of delegates.

To notify; apprise.

In Scots law, to adduce evidence in support of; confirm; vouch; verify: as, to instruct a claim against a bankrupt estate.