English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'instruction'

(noun) 
Definition
a direction or order
No reason for this instruction was given.
Synonyms
order
Mr North had been arrested on the orders of the Spanish government.
, ,
command
The tanker failed to respond to a command to stop.
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rule
the rule against retrospective prosecution
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demand
He grew ever more fierce in his demands.
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regulation
new safety regulations
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dictate
They must abide by the dictates of the new government.
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decree
He issued a decree ordering all unofficial armed groups to disband.
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mandate
The union already has a mandate to ballot for a strike.
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directive
Thanks to a new directive, labelling will be more specific.
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injunction
He took out a court injunction against the newspaper.
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(noun) 
Definition
the process or act of teaching
Each candidate is given instruction in safety.
Synonyms
teaching
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schooling
the schooling of horses
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training
He had no formal training as a decorator.
She will soon be back in training for next year.
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classes
,
grounding
The degree provides a thorough grounding in both mathematics and statistics.
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education
institutions for the care and education of children
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coaching
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lesson(s)
, , ,
drilling
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guidance
They improve their performance under the guidance of professional coaches.
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tutoring
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tuition
The courses will give the beginner personal tuition.
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enlightenment
We set off for the East in search of spiritual enlightenment.
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tutorials
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tutelage (formal)
This period of tutelage was indispensable for the territories.
(plural noun) 
Definition
information on how to do or use something
This book gives instructions for making a variety of hand creams.
Synonyms
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rules
, ,
directions
Don't throw away the directions until we've finished cooking.
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recommendations
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specifications

Additional synonyms

in the sense of command
Definition
an authoritative instruction that something must be done
The tanker failed to respond to a command to stop.
in the sense of decree
Definition
a law made by someone in authority
He issued a decree ordering all unofficial armed groups to disband.
in the sense of demand
Definition
a forceful request
He grew ever more fierce in his demands.

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