Translation of instruct in Spanish:


Pronunciation /ɪnˈstrʌkt//ɪnˈstrəkt/

transitive verb

  • 1

    to instruct sb to + inf ordenar a algn que + subj
    • I instructed the children to go home ordené a los niños que se fueran a casa
    • I've been instructed to take you there tengo instrucciones de llevarla allí
    • It must be some formal executive act which orders or directs or instructs that something be done.
    • Krishna had instructed the officials to make use of the land to avoid encroachments.
    • They also recommended the issuance of a policy letter instructing award-fee officials to commit funds as contingent liabilities when evaluation periods begin.
    • Can you please instruct your officials to help the communities which are willing to help themselves as was promised.
    • After months of wrangling, a council last month issued an enforcement order instructing Mr Bennett to remove it or face prosecution.
    • The German soldier, instructed in killing and ordered to destroy him, held the photos.
    • When this is all over, maybe they'll even instruct the real officials to loosen up a bit, to let the players play.
    • On 23 June she instructed her officials to draft this legislation to avoid any doubt, and she claimed that she was not even sure that it would be included in this legislation.
    • Thus seven bishops petitioned him explaining why they would not obey his order to instruct their clergy to read the Declaration of Indulgence to their flocks.
    • In future local authorities, which are currently powerless, will be able to issue formal notices instructing the reduction of a hedge's height and its long-term maintenance.
    • And Vatican officials have been instructed by the pope himself to continue planning a trip to Mongolia.
    • When her colleagues turned their cameras on, officials with bullhorns instructed the crowd to increase the volume of their chants.
    • The officials were instructed to itemize the number of signatures from each county that are deemed defective for any of 10 reasons.
    • He had earlier instructed Cabinet officials to shore up their efforts in pushing for the passage of bills recommended by the Economic Development Advisory Conference.
    • My words fell out in the voice I used at the palace, to instruct an obstinate official of one region or other, or to take the delegates in hand.
    • And at every step of the way, we ordered, instructed the Department of Defense, the National Guard to turn over every single document.
    • The Collector has instructed the officials to verify all applications.
    • But that has to happen in order for us to instruct the others.
    • He instructed the relevant officials at the department to redress the matter as he set about counter-acting what was shaping up to be political fallout of a serious nature.
    • I have been instructed by higher ranked officials to start our preparation for attack now.
  • 2

    • 2.1Law

      (jury) (sobre ciertos aspectos legales) instruir

    • 2.2Law

      (solicitor/barrister) darle instrucciones a British
      • Well, instructing solicitors should be in court when decisions are given; they must surely know, and somebody must surely be in a position to affirm or otherwise what Mr Martin has said.
      • Ms Lisa Sinclair of Counsel is instructed by Davis & Co Solicitors
      • At one stage it was represented by the solicitors now instructed by the defendants.
      • Counsel was instructed and advised that a single change of user from military to civilian would not amount to a material change of use.
      • I made it very clear to the defendant that he should instruct a solicitor if he wanted to cross-examine the complainant, and should do this ASAP today if possible.
      • If counsel is instructed by a solicitor who is in court, he too should be allowed to attend the discussion.
      • But the onus is of course on them to instruct us, as it would be for any client to instruct their solicitor.
      • The judge properly addressed the question of whether it was ACP or Mr Atkinson who was the client instructing the company's solicitors.
      • This is called the Bar table, and on this side the solicitors who instruct the barristers and prepare their work, they sit there.
      • She had apparently instructed solicitors to deal with the matter on her behalf.

  • 3

    • 3.1formal (teach)

      to instruct sb in sth instruir a algn en algo
      • she was instructed in the catechism by Father Smith el padre Smith le enseñó el catecismo
      • we were instructed in the use of the machine se nos instruyó en el manejo de la máquina
      • She soon sets on a rigorous course of education for Topsy, instructing her in the arts of making her bed and cleaning her chamber.
      • May our past failures instruct us, warn us, and prepare us for these uncertain and dark times.
      • Even if you're not trained, a dispatcher can instruct you in CPR until help arrives.
      • She takes him to her schoolroom and instructs him in Scripture and ‘celestiall discipline,’ offering him a catechetical education to prepare him for his role as defender of the Church.
      • The nani manipulates the history teacher to teach Saben music and in the scene, Nani instructs her in the basics of dance.
      • During some part of his life he was instructed in Pythagoreanism, and was a disciple of Leucippus.
      • On this chilly November day, Baer, a Christian-fiction writer and life coach, is instructing me in an organizational exercise.
      • The best in language and the worst in language are found in literature, and it's the best that instructs you, that teaches you.
      • Paul instructs us on how to treat one another: ‘Be devoted to one another in brotherly love.’
      • At Oxford University he developed a passion for botany, but finding no-one who could instruct him adequately, he hired a tutor who taught him the new Linnaean precepts.
      • And so began my education about dishonor, a curriculum that instructs me still.
      • Étienne Louis was first educated at home where he was instructed in literature and mathematics.
      • Aside from these fundamentals, you'll get a chance to practice these skills and get pointers from the pros as they instruct you on the best moments to use these talents.
      • When you're first taught butterfly you're probably instructed on the fine points of how to undulate through the water.
      • So prepare your household, then return to me ready to instruct me in the realities of the world beyond these palace walls.
      • I will instruct you and teach you.
      • With whom did He take counsel, and who instructed Him, and taught Him in the path of justice?
      • However, when the Prophet Moses reached the mountain before the appointed time, the Almighty extended this period to forty days in order to train and instruct him.
      • One day, Ailes received one of Hofuku's disciples and asked him, ‘How does your teacher instruct you?’
      • We must ever remember His absolute uniqueness, but at the same time we can find in His childhood a model to instruct us as parents and educators.

    • 3.2formal (inform)

      I have been instructed by my legal advisers that … mis asesores legales me han informado que …
      • In an appendix on Polish pronunciation Ruane helpfully instructs us that the name is pronounced ‘pop-yeh-wooshko’ with the stress on the ‘woosh’.
      • I am instructed that in fact the loan is to be repaid.
      • Leading us out of the coach, our guide instructed us that the small island in front of the big lake in front of us held important ruins but we couldn't get any closer because it was owned by the government.
      • In 1943, however, we were instructed that in some situations requiring instant response, censorship regulations should be waived.
      • Indeed, it is she who instructs him of his identity.
      • These officials should be instructed that they have the right and duty to refuse to obey any order to participate in torture.
      • I am instructed that given the situation that I find myself in, I need to have a level of caution.
      • Nor is it sufficient for Jesus to simply instruct us about our situation, for we are all too fully enclosed in the scapegoating process to be able to break the spell.
      • In fact, I am instructed that Michael John Hunter Davies did not become a surety.