Instruct vs Punish - What's the difference?

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Instruct is a related term of punish.


As verbs the difference between instruct and punish

is that instruct is (label) to teach by giving instructions while punish is to cause to suffer for crime or misconduct, to administer disciplinary action.

As a noun instruct

is (label) instruction.

As an adjective instruct

is (label) arranged; furnished; provided.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

instruct

English

Verb

(en verb)
  • (label) to teach by giving instructions
  • (label) to direct; to order (usage note : "instruct" is less forceful than "order", but weightier than "advise")
  • Synonyms

    * guide

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (label) instruction
  • Adjective

    (-)
  • (label) arranged; furnished; provided
  • * Chapman
  • (label) instructed; taught; enlightened
  • (Milton)

    punish

    English

    Verb

    (es)
  • To cause to suffer for crime or misconduct, to administer disciplinary action.
  • To cause great harm to. (a punishing blow )
  • To dumb down severely or to the point of uselessness or near-uselessness.
  • Synonyms

    * (to cause to suffer for crime or misconduct ) castigate

    Derived terms

    * punishable * punisher (noun ) * punishment (noun ) * (l) and (l) (through portmanteau with (etyl) )