instruct


instruct
instruct (v.) early 15c., from L. instructus, pp. of instruere "arrange, inform, teach," lit. "to build, erect," from in- "on" (see IN- (Cf. in-) (2)) + struere "to pile, build" (see STRUCTURE (Cf. structure)). Related: Instructed; instructing.

Etymology dictionary. 2014.

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