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Translation of instruir in English:

verbo transitivo

  • 1 1.1 (adiestrar, educar) See examples:instruir a alguien en algo
    to instruct o train somebody in something
    me instruyó en el manejo del rifle
    he instructed o trained me in the use of the rifle
    los instruyen en las artes marciales
    they are given instruction o training in martial arts
    they are trained in martial arts
    1.2 [formal] (informar) See examples:instruir a alguien sobre algo
    to apprise somebody of something
    nos instruyó sobre el problema
    he apprised us of the problem

verbo intransitivo

also: instruirse verbo pronominal

Example sentences
  • Se instruyó a los ministros del ramo ejecutar el acuerdo complementario de cooperación sobre sanidad y comercio animal.
  • Se encargará de instruir y orientar sobre la futura Ley de Aguas.
  • Para esto se debe instruir y educar al pueblo.

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