Translation of instruct in Spanish:

instruct

Pronunciation: /ɪnˈstrʌkt/

vt

  • 1 (command) to instruct sb to + inf ordenar a algn que + subj I instructed the children to go home ordené a los niños que se fueran a casa I've been instructed to take you there tengo instrucciones de llevarla allí
  • 2 [Law] 2.1 [jury] instruir* (sobre ciertos aspectos legales) 2.2 [solicitor/barrister] (esp BrE) darle* instrucciones a
  • 3 [formal] 3.1 (teach) to instruct sb in sth enseñarle algo a algn, instruir* a algn en algo she was instructed in the catechism by Father Smith el padre Smith le enseñó el catecismo we were instructed in the use of the machine se nos instruyó en el manejo de la máquina 3.2 (inform) informar I have been instructed by my legal advisers that … mis asesores legales me han informado que …

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