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Synonyms for example
ɪgˈzæm pəl, -ˈzɑm-ex·am·ple

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English Synonyms and Antonyms2.4 / 5 votes

  1. example

    From its original sense of sample or specimen (Latin exemplum) example derives the seemingly contradictory meanings, on the one hand of a pattern or model, and on the other hand of a warning — a sample or specimen of what is to be followed, or of what is to be shunned. An example, however, may be more than a sample or specimen of any class; it may be the very archetype or prototype to which the whole class must conform, as when Christ is spoken of as being an example or leaving an example for his disciples. Example comes nearer to the possible freedom of the model than to the necessary exactness of the pattern; often we can not, in a given case, exactly imitate the best example, but only adapt its teachings to altered circumstances. In its application to a person or thing, exemplar can scarcely be distinguished from example; but example is most frequently used for an act, or course of action, for which exemplar is not used; as, one sets a good (or a bad) example. An exemplification is an illustrative working out in action of a principle or law, without any reference to its being copied or repeated; an example guides, an exemplification illustrates or explains. Ensample is the same as example, but is practically obsolete outside of Scriptural or theological language. Compare MODEL; SAMPLE.

    Synonyms:
    archetype, ensample, exemplar, exemplification, ideal, model, pattern, precedent, prototype, sample, specimen, standard, type, warning

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms2.7 / 3 votes

  1. example

    Synonyms:
    sample, specimen, pattern, model, copy, illustration, in, stance, issue, development

    Antonyms:
    stock material, substantial, law, rule, character, principle, system, quality, case

Princeton's WordNet4.2 / 5 votes

  1. example, illustration, instance, representativenoun

    an item of information that is typical of a class or group

    "this patient provides a typical example of the syndrome"; "there is an example on page 10"

    Synonyms:
    representative, congressman, object lesson, good example, instance, lesson, exemplar, case, voice, congresswoman, illustration, deterrent example, model, exemplification, interpreter, spokesperson, exercise

  2. model, examplenoun

    a representative form or pattern

    "I profited from his example"

    Synonyms:
    role model, mannequin, theoretical account, fashion model, exercise, modeling, instance, lesson, manikin, exemplar, case, representative, illustration, poser, deterrent example, modelling, mannikin, model, good example, object lesson, framework, manakin, simulation

  3. exemplar, example, model, good examplenoun

    something to be imitated

    "an exemplar of success"; "a model of clarity"; "he is the very model of a modern major general"

    Synonyms:
    representative, mannequin, illustration, simulation, modelling, instance, lesson, modeling, manikin, exemplar, fashion model, case, mannikin, role model, theoretical account, poser, deterrent example, model, good example, object lesson, framework, manakin, exercise

  4. example, deterrent example, lesson, object lessonnoun

    punishment intended as a warning to others

    "they decided to make an example of him"

    Synonyms:
    good example, object lesson, deterrent example, lesson, case, illustration, exemplar, representative, model, exercise, instance, moral

  5. case, instance, examplenoun

    an occurrence of something

    "it was a case of bad judgment"; "another instance occurred yesterday"; "but there is always the famous example of the Smiths"

    Synonyms:
    deterrent example, type, font, instance, object lesson, pillow slip, case, eccentric, pillowcase, guinea pig, lesson, fount, casing, exemplar, character, event, subject, cause, good example, causa, representative, slip, compositor's case, caseful, grammatical case, face, showcase, illustration, exercise, vitrine, display case, sheath, typeface, typesetter's case, model, lawsuit, suit, shell

  6. exercise, examplenoun

    a task performed or problem solved in order to develop skill or understanding

    "you must work the examples at the end of each chapter in the textbook"

    Synonyms:
    representative, physical exercise, usage, use, practice, deterrent example, instance, lesson, drill, practice session, utilisation, case, utilization, employment, illustration, exemplar, exercising, model, good example, object lesson, recitation, workout, physical exertion, exercise

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Editors Contribution5.0 / 1 vote

  1. precedent

    model; an earlier event or action that is regarded as an example or guide to be considered in subsequent similar circumstances

    Submitted by anonymous on March 8, 2021  
  2. morphosis

    gives you clue

    Submitted by rinat on September 10, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. examplenoun

    Synonyms:
    pattern, copy, model, archetype, prototype

  2. examplenoun

    Synonyms:
    precedent

  3. examplenoun

    Synonyms:
    instance, illustration, exemplification, case in point

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. examplenoun

    Synonyms:
    sample, specimen, exemplification, model, pattern, prototype, copy, archetype, exemplar, precedent instance, illustration, case

    Associated words:
    exemplify, exemplification, exemplary, praxis

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  1. List of known nicknames for "Example":

    Elliot Gleave, Elliot John Gleave

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How to use example in a sentence?

  1. Kan Nihonyanagi:

    Tepco tries to disclose all information to the public as soon as possible. If something happens at the site, we let people know by email, for example.

  2. William Feather:

    Setting a good example for children takes all the fun out of middle age.

  3. White House:

    President Biden ’ll use Georgia as an example, highlighting that after Georgians decisively voted for new leadership in 2020, Republicans in the legislature decided that they could not win on the merits of their ideas and instead passed a voter suppression law that targeted mail-in voting, limited precincts in areas that did n’t vote the way they wanted, and empowered partisans in the state legislature to manipulate local boards of election.

  4. Philip May:

    Alcohol compromises a number of systems that support the baby, [For example] nutrients like iron won't reach the fetus for proper development.

  5. Janai Nelson:

    Nancy Abudu is an excellent example of someone whose nomination has been stalled.


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