instruction

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noun
1 instructions information on how to do sth
ADJECTIVE
comprehensive, full
adequate
clear, explicit
detailed, precise, specific, step-by-step
complex
basic, simple
general
special
careful
verbal, written
packet (BrE)
technical
safety
cooking, operating, washing
installation
manufacturer's
… OF INSTRUCTIONS
list, series, set
VERB + INSTRUCTIONS
read

You should always read the instructions on medicines thoroughly.

understand
follow

Just follow our simple step-by-step instructions.

give (sb), include, leave (sb)

He gave her detailed instructions on the procedure to be followed.

Step-by-step instructions are included.

repeat
come with

Did it come with any instructions about assembling it?

INSTRUCTIONS + VERB
tell sb sth

There are instructions that tell you where everything goes.

INSTRUCTION + NOUN
book, booklet, leaflet (esp. BrE), manual, sheet (esp. AmE)

I had to refer to the instruction booklet.

PREPOSITION
according to the instruction

Microwave ovens should be serviced according to the manufacturer's instructions.

in accordance with the instruction, in the instruction

It tells you in the instructions not to let the machine get too hot.

instruction about, instruction as to

The organizer will give instructions as to what to do.

instruction for

follow the manufacturer's instructions for use

instruction on

instructions on how to use the photocopier

2 (usually instructions) sth that sb tells/permits you to do
ADJECTIVE
clear, explicit, express (esp. BrE), specific
firm, strict

I have strict instructions not to let anyone else in.

direct
special
fresh (BrE), new
further
final
written
VERB + INSTRUCTION
be under, have
act on, act under

She is acting under direct instructions from the president.

carry out, comply with, follow, obey, take

He was disqualified for failing to comply with the referee's instructions.

disobey
ignore
await, wait for

He remained under cover and waited for further instructions from headquarters.

accept

Lawyers may not accept instructions in cases where they would have a conflict of interests.

receive
give (sb), issue, leave (sb), send (sb)

The government has issued specific instructions on reducing waste disposal.

bark, bark out, shout, yell

The director sat in his chair barking instructions at the cast.

repeat
PREPOSITION
according to the instruction, in accordance with the instruction

We acted according to the instructions we received.

on (sb's) instruction

She was released on instructions from the Foreign Ministry.

under (sb/sth's) instruction

Under Charlemagne's instructions, many classical texts were recopied.

with instruction, without instruction

They were not empowered to negotiate without instructions.

instruction from, instruction to

an instruction to Lieutenant-General Gough from General Clark

PHRASES
carry out, follow, etc sb's instructions to the letter (= follow them in every detail)

The jockey followed his trainer's instructions to the letter.

3 in a computer
… OF INSTRUCTIONS
series, set
VERB + INSTRUCTION
carry out, execute, process

CPUs are designed to process instructions in a predictable order.

INSTRUCTION + NOUN
set
4 teaching
ADJECTIVE
proper
formal, informal
advanced, basic
further
free (esp. AmE)

You can often get free instruction at your local community college.

individual, individualized
practical, professional, technical
classroom
moral, religious
English (esp. AmE), language

the benefits of native language instruction

reading, writing (both AmE)
… OF INSTRUCTION
course
VERB + INSTRUCTION
get, have, receive, take

She had no formal instruction in music.

He takes instruction very well.

need
offer (sb)

The experts were on hand to offer instruction on the important steps.

give (sb), provide (sb with)
PREPOSITION
for the instruction of

The information is for the instruction of passengers.

under instruction (esp. BrE)

drivers under instruction

instruction by

The two-day course features instruction by leading professionals and academics.

instruction in

He claimed that he was not capable of giving instruction in poetry.

instruction on

basic instruction on using the Internet

PHRASES
a medium of instruction

The medium of instruction throughout the course is English.

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adj.
Instruction is used with these nouns: ↑leaflet, ↑manual, ↑set, ↑sheet

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