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Synonyms for precept
ˈpri sɛpt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. principle, precept(noun)

    rule of personal conduct

    Synonyms:
    rationale, commandment, principle, teaching, rule

  2. teaching, precept, commandment(noun)

    a doctrine that is taught

    "the teachings of religion"; "he believed all the Christian precepts"

    Synonyms:
    principle, didactics, teaching, educational activity, education, pedagogy, instruction, commandment

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. precept

    Doctrine primarily signifies that which is taught; principle, the fundamental basis on which the teaching rests. A doctrine is reasoned out, and may be defended by reasoning; a dogma rests on authority, as of direct revelation, the decision of the church, etc. A doctrine or dogma is a statement of some one item of belief; a creed is a summary of doctrines or dogmas. Dogma has commonly, at the present day, an offensive signification, as of a belief arrogantly asserted. Tenet is simply that which is held, and is applied to a single item of belief; it is a neutral word, neither approving nor condemning; we speak of the doctrines of our own church; of the tenets of others. A precept relates not to belief, but to conduct. Compare FAITH; LAW.

    Synonyms:
    article of belief, article of faith, belief, doctrine, dogma, principle, teaching, tenet

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. precept

    Synonyms:
    rule, maxim, injunction, commandment, doctrine, direction, law, mandate, principle, instruction, command, order

    Antonyms:
    suggestion, prompting, instigation, impulse

Editors Contribution

  1. regulation

    regulation is like a rule.

    a rule of order having the force of law, prescribed by a superior or competent authority, relating to the actions of those under the authority's control.

    Submitted by rinat on December 2, 2015  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. precept(n.)

    Synonyms:
    command, injunction, order, mandate, edict, commandment, behest, dictate, decree, law, ordinance, ordination, regulation, canon

  2. precept(n.)

    Synonyms:
    doctrine, principle, maxim, rule, direction

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. precept(n)

    Synonyms:
    commandment, maxim, rule, adage, behest, injunction

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "precept":

    commandment, dictum

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How to use precept in a sentence?

  1. Robert Cecil:

    Examples is more forcible than precept. People look at my six days in the week to see what I mean on the seventh.

  2. Edmund Burke:

    It is by imitation, far more than by precept, that we learn everything; and what we learn thus, we acquire not only more efficiently, but more pleasantly. This forms our manners, our opinions, our lives.

  3. Aesop:

    Example is the best precept.

  4. George Eliot:

    It is, I fear, but a vain show of fulfilling the heathen precept, Know thyself, and too often leads to a self-estimate which will subsist in the absence of that fruit by which alone the quality of the tree is made evident.

  5. Rene Descartes:

    The first precept was never to accept a thing as true until I knew it as such without a single doubt.


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