Guide and Instruct


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Guide verb – To give advice and instruction to (someone) regarding the course or process to be followed.
Usage example: the pastry chef guided her through the creation of the wedding cake, showing her how to ice the layers, fashion the elaborate decorations, and assemble the whole shebang

Instruct is a synonym for guide in direct topic. In some cases you can use "Instruct" instead a verb "Guide", when it comes to topics like supervise, teach, illuminate.
Nearby Words: guidance, guided, guideline, guiding
Synonyms for Guide


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Instruct verb – To cause to acquire knowledge or skill in some field.
Usage example: spent his military career instructing young pilots

Guide is a synonym for instruct in teach topic. You can use "Guide" instead the word "Instruct" as a verb or a noun, if it concerns topics such as inform.
Nearby Words: instruction, instructor, instructive, instructing
Synonyms for Instruct

Common collocations

man guide man instruct man
people guide people instruct people
group guide group instruct group
children guide children instruct children
Other nouns: team, characters, player, reader, kids, players.
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