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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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