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  1. DShah
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    Need the right word

    Hello,

    I would appreciate it if someone can tell me a word for the this:

    "to mention someone to set an example for others....so that others do not do the same mistake"

    thanks a ton !
    D

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    Re: Need the right word

    Quote Originally Posted by DShah
    Hello,

    I would appreciate it if someone can tell me a word for the this:

    "to mention someone to set an example for others....so that others do not do the same mistake"

    thanks a ton !
    D
    I am not too sure I understand the question. The person others look up to is oftentimes referred to as a role model.


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    Re: Need the right word

    We use the French 'pour encourager les autres' in this sense.

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    Re: Need the right word

    I think Marylin is on target with Role Model... it is often a positive, good thing, but it can be used as a bad thing...

    "The wonderful little boy Tommy was a role model for all the other children who wanted to be smart."

    "But evil, bad little David was the role model for every lazy boy in school who wanted to cause trouble."

    Also, perhaps:

    "In our school, David is a bad example of what children should do... every thing David does sets a bad example for children."

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