in·struct vt: to provide (a jury) with explanation and directions regarding the law applicable to a casethe judge instruct ed the jury that the plaintiff bears the burden of proofthe jury was instruct ed to ignore the attorney's commentsvi: to give instructions to a jurythe trial judge refused to instruct on manslaughter — W. R. LaFave and A. W. Scott, Jr.
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
advise, advocate, bid, brief, call upon, charge, coach, command, compel, counsel, decree, demand, dictate, enact, exact, give a directive, give a mandate, give an order, give authoritative instructions to, give the signal, give the word, give the word of command, guide, impose a duty, impose a task, issue a command, issue a decree, issue an order, lay down the law, make a decree, make an order, mandare, order, pass orders, praecipere, praescribere, prescribe, prescribe a task, prompt, promulgate a decree, promulgate an order, recommend, require, send an order, suggest, tell
associated concepts: instruct the jury
acquaint, comment upon, convey information, direct one's attention, docere, edify, educate, elucidate, enlighten, erudire, explain, expound, familiarize, fill with information, give by way of information, give lessons in, give to understand, guide, guide the studies of, illumine, impart, implant, impress upon the memory, impress upon the mind, inculcate, indoctrinate, inform, instill, instituere, lecture, make known, point out, prepare, present, prime, provide with information, put before, qualify, school, show, train, tutor
admonish (advise), apprise, charge (instruct on the law), command, communicate, control (regulate), convey (communicate), counsel, decree, demonstrate (establish), dictate, direct (order), direct (show), disabuse, discipline (train), edify, educate, enjoin, enlighten, exhort, impart, inculcate, inform (notify), initiate, instill, notice (give formal warning), notify, nurture, order, oversee, prescribe, recommend, signify (inform), superintend
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
v.To teach; to provide information about something; to direct or command.
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.