set an example

Definition of set an example

  1. :  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

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

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

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

  1. :  the act or action of setting

    :  the condition of being set

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

  1. :  intent, determined

    :  intentional, premeditated

    :  fixed by authority or appointment :  prescribed, specified

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

    :  a punishment inflicted on someone as a warning to others

    :  an individual so punished

  1. :  to serve as an example of

    :  to be or set an example to


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