Pronunciation: (in-strukt'), [key]
1. to furnish with knowledge, esp. by a systematic method; teach; train; educate.
2. to furnish with orders or directions; direct; order; command: The doctor instructed me to diet.
3. to furnish with information; inform; apprise.
4. Law.(of a judge) to guide (a jury) by outlining the legal principles involved in the case under consideration.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.