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instance

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of instance

  1. one of a group or collection that shows what the whole is like <this is just one instance of his repeated failure to do what he promised> Synonyms case, exemplar, exemplification, illustration, example, prototype, representative, sample, specimenRelated Words archetype, classic, locus classicus, paradigm; cross section, microcosm; evidence, indication, manifestation, sign




instance

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of instance

  1. 1 to give as an example <instanced one particular incident as an illustration of their penchant for practical jokes> Synonyms adduce, cite, quote, mentionRelated Words exemplify, represent; advert (to), illustrate, quote, name, refer (to), specify, touch (on or upon); bear out, corroborate, document, substantiate, validate; reference, source

  2. 2 to make reference to or speak about briefly but specifically <instanced the latest astronomical research in her presentation on measuring star magnitude> Synonyms advert (to), cite, drop, mention, name, note, notice, quote, refer (to), specify, touch (on or upon)Related Words allude (to), hint (at), imply, indicate, infer, intend, intimate, suggest; point (out), signal, signify; denominate, designate; indicate; bring up, broach, interject, interpolate, interpose, introduce; infiltrate, insinuate, worm; advertise, announce, broadcast, declare, proclaim, pronounce, publicize, publish, sound; clarify, clear (up), elucidate, explain, explicate, spell outNear Antonyms disregard, forget, ignore, neglect, overlook, overpass, pass over, slight

  3. 3 to show or make clear by using examples <instanced the hero's moral courage with several examples from the novel> Synonyms demonstrate, exemplify, illustrateRelated Words adduce, cite, mention, quote; name, specify; analyze, break down; clarify, clear (up), explain, explicate, expound; edify, elucidate, enlighten; illuminate; construe, interpret; simplify, spell out; detail, enumerate, listNear Antonyms becloud, blur, cloud, darken, fog, muddy, obscure; confuse, perplex, puzzle





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