institution, n. 1. establishment, formation, organization, constitution; construction, erection; creation, commencement, start, origin, foundation, founding, beginning, inception, initiation; installation, appointment, ordainment; introduction, inauguration, confirmation, certification, authorization, enactment.
2. rule, custom, principle, practice, code, tradition, usage; order, canon, regulation, ordinance, bylaw, law, statute, decree, edict, prescript; fundamental, rudiment, source, grounds, purpose, motive, rationale.
3. association, society, alliance, league, coalition, union, guild, brotherhood, sodality; fellowship, fraternity, confraternity.
4. medical center, sanatarium, sanatorium, clinic, hospital, asylum, retreat; museum, library, institute, academy. See - institute (def. 5).
5. business, firm, concern, company; corporation, trust, syndicate, conglomerate, banking house, savings and loan association, financial house.
institutional, adj. 1. organized, established, accepted, orthodox, conventional, stable, customary, formal, preordained, systematic, methodical, orderly, by the book or the rules, ritualistic, ceremonial, Inf. establishment.
2. uniform, same, monotonous, unvarying, unvaried, regimented, unchanging, set; bland, insipid, drab, dull; cold, inhuman, heartless, indifferent, forbidding, remote, inhospitable.
instruct, v. 1. direct, command, order; prescribe, enjoin, bid, charge; dictate, decree, mandate, ordain, appoint; demand, require, tell; urge, importune.
2. teach, tutor, school, educate, enlighten, edify; question, catechize, drill, beat into, cram; indoctrinate, inculcate, instill, infuse; train, coach, initiate, ground, prepare, ready; counsel, advise, guide, preach, lecture, moralize, sermonize; admonish, reprimand, warn.
3. notify, inform, brief; mention, point out, tell, describe, demonstrate; acquaint with, familiarize with, introduce to, apprise of; promulgate, make known, broadcast, announce, publish; propagate, disseminate, spread, propagandize.
instruction, n. 1. teaching, education, tuition, tutelage; grounding, training, coaching, drilling; direction, guidance, nurture, breeding, development; inculcation, indoctrination, initiation, discipline.
2. learning, knowledge, lore, information, skill; preparation, schooling, training, initiation, apprenticeship; erudition, scholarship, study; enlightenment, edification, culture, cultivation.
3. didactics, pedagogics, pedagogy. See - pedagogy (def 2).
instructions direction, command, mandate, briefing, order, Law. writ, injunction, charge, admonition; precept, directive, dictate, guideline, bidding, maxim; recommendation, suggestion, advice, counsel.