set an example

Definition of set an example

:to behave in a way that shows other people how to behave
  • It's up to you to set an example.

Word by Word Definitions

set play
  1. : to cause to sit : place in or on a seat

  2. : to put (a fowl) on eggs to hatch them

  3. : to put (eggs) for hatching under a fowl or into an incubator

  1. : the act or action of setting

  2. : the condition of being set

  3. : a number of things of the same kind that belong or are used together

  1. : intent, determined

  2. : intentional, premeditated

  3. : fixed by authority or appointment : prescribed, specified

example play
  1. : one that serves as a pattern to be imitated or not to be imitated

  2. : a punishment inflicted on someone as a warning to others

  3. : one that is representative of all of a group or type

  1. : to serve as an example of

  2. : to be or set an example to


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