Instruct vs Specify - What's the difference?

instruct | specify |


As verbs the difference between instruct and specify

is that instruct is (label) to teach by giving instructions while specify is to state explicitly, or in detail, or as a condition.

As a noun instruct

is (label) instruction.

As an adjective instruct

is (label) arranged; furnished; provided.

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)

    specify

    English

    Verb

    (en-verb)
  • To state explicitly, or in detail, or as a condition.
  • To include in a specification.
  • To bring about a specific result.