role model


Definition of role model

: a person whose behavior in a particular role is imitated by others

Examples of role model in a Sentence

Athletes should remember that they are role models.
Recent Examples on the Web For more on how Kate Middleton has the perfect role model in the Queen, pick up a copy of the latest issue of PEOPLE on newsstands on Friday. Simon Perry, Peoplemag, 5 Aug. 2022 This is the heart and soul of the Guardians – the perfect role model for younger players. Terry Pluto, cleveland, 3 July 2022 One week, the spotlight is on Woon-A-Tai as Bear, whose search for a positive male role model leads him to comic interactions with an amiably uninspiring spirit guide or to sadly pin his hopes on his hilariously deadbeat father. Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 25 June 2022 For me, as a Black father, being a man means being a provider and role model for my three kids in a world that constantly portrays negative images of Black men, but especially of Black fathers. Amy Joyce, Washington Post, 15 June 2022 She’s the kid who was bullied and a role model who stands up for those kids now. Lila Bromberg, Hartford Courant, 17 July 2022 For Plum, her partnership with Garcia's brand represents what's most important to her as an athlete and a role model. Natasha Dye,, 15 July 2022 Over his long professional career, Wallace White was a role model and a godsend for up-and-coming Black professionals like Tyrone Dumas. James E. Causey, Journal Sentinel, 12 July 2022 Ricky’s inadequacy as a role model is played for laughs, but his essential gentleness, and his guileless self-absorption, leave space for Page to exhibit Treena’s bald longing for his recognition. Crispin Long, The New Yorker, 12 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of role model

1947, in the meaning defined above

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“Role model.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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Kids Definition of role model

: a person whose behavior in a certain function is imitated by others

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Medical Definition of role model

: a person whose behavior in a particular role is imitated by others watching our parents and other role models deal with conflict— Melody Beattie

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