Synonyms of instance


1. case, instance, example, happening, occurrence, occurrent, natural event

usage: an occurrence of something; "it was a case of bad judgment"; "another instance occurred yesterday"; "but there is always the famous example of the Smiths"

2. example, illustration, instance, representative, information

usage: an item of information that is typical of a class or group; "this patient provides a typical example of the syndrome"; "there is an example on page 10"


1. exemplify, illustrate, instance, elaborate, lucubrate, expatiate, exposit, enlarge, flesh out, expand, expound, dilate

usage: clarify by giving an example of

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