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Teach vs. Instruct

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Teachverb

To show (someone) the way; to guide, conduct; to point, indicate.

‘‘The bliss is there’, mumbled the old man and taught to Heaven.’;

Instructverb

(transitive) To teach by giving instructions.

‘Listen carefully when someone instructs you how to assemble the furniture.’;

Teachverb

(ditransitive) To pass on knowledge to.

‘Can you teach me to sew?’; ‘Can you teach sewing to me?’;

Instructverb

(transitive) To tell (someone) what they must or should do.

‘Usage note: "instruct" is less forceful than "order", but weightier than "advise"’; ‘The doctor instructed me to keep my arm immobilised and begin physiotherapy.’;

Teachverb

(intransitive) To pass on knowledge, especially as one's profession; to act as a teacher.

‘She used to teach at university.’;

Instructnoun

(obsolete) Instruction.

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Teachverb

(ditransitive) To cause to learn or understand.

Instructadjective

(obsolete) Arranged; furnished; provided.

Teachverb

(ditransitive) To cause to know the disagreeable consequences of some action.

‘I'll teach you to make fun of me!’;

Instructadjective

(obsolete) Instructed; taught; enlightened.

Teachnoun

teacher

Instructadjective

Arranged; furnished; provided.

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Teachverb

To impart the knowledge of; to give intelligence concerning; to impart, as knowledge before unknown, or rules for practice; to inculcate as true or important; to exhibit impressively; as, to teach arithmetic, dancing, music, or the like; to teach morals.

‘If some men teach wicked things, it must be that others should practice them.’;

Instructadjective

Instructed; taught; enlightened.

Teachverb

To direct, as an instructor; to manage, as a preceptor; to guide the studies of; to instruct; to inform; to conduct through a course of studies; as, to teach a child or a class.

‘The village master taught his little school.’;

Instructverb

To put in order; to form; to prepare.

‘They speak to the merits of a cause, after the proctor has prepared and instructed the same for a hearing.’;

Teachverb

To accustom; to guide; to show; to admonish.

‘I shall myself to herbs teach you.’; ‘They have taught their tongue to speak lies.’;

Instructverb

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.’;

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Teachverb

To give instruction; to follow the business, or to perform the duties, of a preceptor.

‘And gladly would he learn, and gladly teach.’; ‘The priests thereof teach for hire.’;

Instructverb

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.’; ‘Take her in; instruct her what she has to do.’;

Teachnoun

an English pirate who operated in the Caribbean and off the Atlantic coast of North America (died in 1718)

Instructverb

impart skills or knowledge to;

‘I taught them French’; ‘He instructed me in building a boat’;

Teachverb

impart skills or knowledge to;

‘I taught them French’; ‘He instructed me in building a boat’;

Instructverb

give instructions or directions for some task;

‘She instructed the students to work on their pronounciation’;

Teachverb

accustom gradually to some action or attitude;

‘The child is taught to obey her parents’;

Instructverb

make aware of;

‘Have the students been apprised of the tuition hike?’;

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