Definition of 'instruct'

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City have instructed solicitors to examine the claim. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I've instructed my solicitor to appeal. The Sun (2016)He makes reference to the importance of experienced barristers being instructed in complex cases. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Will they not instruct you and tell you? Christianity Today (2000)We always recommend that before instructing a solicitor buyers look at feedback online. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They had been instructed not to tell me. Times, Sunday Times (2012) Solicitors were instructed with a view to selling the house and clearing the mortgage. Times, Sunday Times (2011)If you instruct a solicitor you will have to pay the costs yourself. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Her solicitors were instructed to handle the transfer of equity and remove my name from our joint mortgage. Times, Sunday Times (2014)There is also a perception that the quality of outside counsel instructed'may have declined. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Your father-in-law should instruct a solicitor to obtain these. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Unknown to my instructing solicitors, the company had been dissolved. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They instructed their solicitor and agreed to pay the 192 fee for doing so. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Advice deserts are already appearing: one barrister recently was instructed by a mother alleging serious domestic violence. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The danger now of instructing inexperienced barristers in complex serious cases could manifest itself in injustices, and indeed the system crumbling into disarray. Times, Sunday Times (2008)RAIL staff are instructed not to tell you about split journeys but they must sell you the tickets if you ask for them. The Sun (2011)This morning we received written confirmation that HMRC have instructed their solicitors to dismiss the petition. Times, Sunday Times (2008)My father died recently and I have had to instruct my solicitor to close both of these accounts. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Secondly, it was a case in which the claimants did not have the means to instruct solicitors to conduct the proceedings on their behalf. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Normally, this is done by instructing a solicitor, who will make the necessary entry. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Many instructing solicitors, and younger colleagues at the bar, speak of the encouragement he gave them. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Architects carry around building plans, instructed by clients to snap up works by high-profile artists for their homes and businesses. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But unlike the solicitors he battles and the barristers he instructs, he does not come from a world used to nice Norfolk houses. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Back in the 1970s, his office was above the shop and the sales people were instructed to tell him if anyone interesting came in. Times, Sunday Times (2013)

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Translations for 'instruct'

British English: instruct /ɪnˈstrʌkt/ VERB
If you instruct someone to do something, you formally tell them to do it.
A doctor will often instruct patients to exercise.
  • American English: instruct
  • Arabic: يُعَلِّمُ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: instruir
  • Chinese: 指示
  • Croatian: uputiti
  • Czech: dát pokyn
  • Danish: instruere
  • Dutch: opdragen
  • European Spanish: dar instrucciones
  • Finnish: neuvoa
  • French: instruire
  • German: anweisen
  • Greek: διδάσκω
  • Italian: ordinare
  • Japanese: 指示する
  • Korean: 교육하다
  • Norwegian: instruere
  • Polish: dać wskazówki
  • European Portuguese: instruir
  • Romanian: a recomanda
  • Russian: инструктировать
  • Spanish: dar instrucciones
  • Swedish: instruera
  • Thai: แนะนำ
  • Turkish: talimat vermek
  • Ukrainian: інструктувати
  • Vietnamese: hướng dẫn


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