instruct

instruct(
ihn
-
struhkt
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to command)
a. ordenar
The president instructed the department of justice to investigate the suspicious shooting.El presidente ordenó al departamento de justicia que investigara el sospechoso tiroteo.
b. dar instrucciones
He instructed her not to open the door under any circumstance.Le dio instrucciones de que no abriera la puerta bajo ninguna circunstancia.
2. (to teach)
a. instruir
The manager is also in charge of instructing the maintenance personnel on a variety of topics.El gerente se encarga asimismo de instruir al personal de mantenimiento en diversos temas.
b. enseñar
The chef instructed the students on the best way to remove bones from fish.El chef les enseñó a los estudiantes la mejor manera para quitar los huesos de un pescado.
3. (legal)
a. instruir
The court instructed the jury that the plaintiff had the burden of proving every allegation.El tribunal instruyó al jurado de que la obligación de probar cada una de las alegaciones recaía en el demandante.
b. dar instrucciones a
Her lawyer instructed her that she should not give more information than what is specifically asked.Su abogado le dio instrucciones de no dar más información que la que en concreto se le pidiera.
4. (to indicate)
a. informar
We were instructed that the tour would start in the cathedral.Se nos informó de que el tour empezaría en la catedral.
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instruct
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (teach)
a. instruir
2. (command)
a. dar instrucciones a
to instruct somebody to do somethingordenar a alguien que haga algo
instruct [ɪnˈstrʌkt]
transitive verb
1 (teach)
to instruct sb in sth enseñar algo a algn; instruir a algn en algo
2 (order)
to instruct sb to do sth mandar or ordenar a algn que haga algo; we were instructed to stay where we were se nos ordenó que permaneciéramos donde estábamos
3 (Britain) [+solicitor, barrister] dar instrucciones a; instruir
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