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Synonyms of 'instance'

(noun) 
Definition
a case or particular example
a serious instance of corruption
Synonyms
example
examples of sexism and racism in society
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case
Some cases of arthritis respond to a gluten-free diet.
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occurrence
the greatest occurrence of heart disease in the over-65s
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occasion
I often think fondly of an occasion some years ago.
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sample
We're giving away 2000 free samples.
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illustration
These figures are an illustration of the country's dynamism.
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precedent
The trial could set an important precedent for similar cases.
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case in point
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(noun) 
Definition
to mention as an example
The meeting was organized at the instance of two senior ministers.
Synonyms
insistence
She had attended an interview at his insistence.
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urging
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application
His application for membership was rejected.
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request
They agreed to his request for help.
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prompting
The refugees need no prompting to describe what happened to them.
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incitement
an incitement to religious hatred
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instigation
The talks are taking place at the instigation of Germany.
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solicitation
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entreaty
They have resisted all entreaties to pledge their support for the campaign.
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(verb) 
She could have instanced many women who fitted this description.
Synonyms
name
The Scots have yet to name their team.
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mention
She did not mention her mother's absence.
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identify
I tried to identify her perfume.
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point out
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advance
Many theories have been advanced as to why this is.
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quote
Most newspapers quote the warning.
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finger (informal, mainly US)
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refer to
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point to
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cite
She cites a favourite poem by Pablo Neruda.
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specify
He has not specified what action he would like them to take.
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invoke
He invoked memories of previous disasters to argue against postponement.
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allude to
She sometimes alluded to a feeling that she was to blame.
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adduce
The evidence she adduced was authoritative.
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namecheck
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namedrop

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Additional synonyms

in the sense of adduce
Definition
to mention something as evidence
The evidence she adduced was authoritative.
in the sense of advance
Definition
to present an idea for consideration
Many theories have been advanced as to why this is.
Synonyms
put forward,
offer as a suggestion
in the sense of allude to
She sometimes alluded to a feeling that she was to blame.
Synonyms
refer to,
speak of,
hint at,
remark on,
touch upon

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