Instruct and Require


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Instruct verb – To issue orders to (someone) by right of authority.
Usage example: the proctors instructed everyone to put their pencils down and hand in their tests

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


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Require verb – To have as a requirement.
Instruct is a synonym for require in ask topic. You can use "Instruct" instead a verb "Require", if it concerns topics such as order, wish, matter.
Synonyms for Require

Common collocations

person instruct person require person
people instruct people require people
someone instruct someone require someone
team instruct team require team
Other nouns: characters, player, players.

Both words in one sentence

  • I could instruct you on the finer details, but that would require monetary recompense on your part.
    Source: Spock Speak
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