Instruct and Prime


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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

Prime is a synonym for instruct in teach topic. In some cases you can use "Prime" instead a verb "Instruct", when it comes to topics like acquaint.
Nearby Words: instruction, instructor, instructive, instructing
Synonyms for Instruct


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Prime verb – Cover with a primer; apply a primer to.
Instruct is a synonym for prime in brief topic. Sometimes you can use "Instruct" instead a verb "Prime".
Nearby Words: primary, prim, primed, primal
Synonyms for Prime

Common collocations

person instruct person prime person

Both words in one sentence

  • Lets Play / slowbeef Chekhov's Skill: After he gets the X-ray Visor and Nova Beam in Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, Toffile pipes up to instruct him on how to use them together to one-shot kill certain enemies that have Phazite armor.
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