Inform and Instruct


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Inform verb – To give information to.
Usage example: chose teaching as a career because it affords the opportunity to inform a whole generation of young minds

Instruct is a synonym for inform in activity topic. In some cases you can use "Instruct" instead a verb "Inform", when it comes to topics like wish, education, brief, tell. popular alternative
Nearby Words: information, informal, informed, informer, informative
Synonyms for Inform


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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

Inform is a synonym for instruct in teach topic. You can use "Inform" instead a verb "Instruct", if it concerns topics such as wish, brief, tell, educate. popular alternative
Nearby Words: instruction, instructor, instructive, instructing
Synonyms for Instruct

Common collocations

person inform person instruct person
man inform man instruct man
woman inform woman instruct woman
people inform people instruct people
Other nouns: group, parents, team, audience, characters, bob, doctor, player, everyone, reader, kids, players, guys.
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