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īn-struō ūxī, ūctus, ere,

to build in, insert: Eam (contabulationem) in parietes, Cs.—Of troops, to form, set in order, draw up, array: ad instruendum spatium, L.: hosce, T.: exercitum, S.: aciem: aciem instructum habere, ut, etc., Cs.: Instructi acie Teucri, V.: in quo (loco) insidias, lay an ambush: acies circa vallum, L.: ad hunc modum acies instructa, Cs.—To prepare, make ready, furnish, provide, equip, fit out (freq. in P. perf.): audierunt muros instrui, N.: parato atque instructo exercitu, Cs.: domum: mensas, V.: agrum, stock, L.: instruit focum provincia, Iu.—Fig., to procure, provide for, prepare: accusationem: in instruendo (orationem) dissipatus, arranging: sine viribus illis Bella instructa, O.: instruendae fraudi intentior, devising, L.—To inform, teach, instruct: testīs: orientia tempora Exemplis, H.

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