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role model

a person whose behavior, example, or success is or can be emulated by others, especially by younger people.
Origin of role model
1955-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for role model
  • Devoted heroine that will never be forgotten for decades,role model to many, your work was great and you are irreplaceable.
  • She was a pillar of strength and a role model for me as well as many others.
  • But let me be clear: having access to such a role model would have certainly smoothed the way.
  • In the years since, he has become a role model for the legal profession.
  • You're supposed to be a role model and a celebrity, you don't make fun of your fans.
  • He may not be much of a role model, but there is no doubt that his physics has had a profound impact on the world today.
  • My husband is my role model for fitness and good nutrition.
  • He was a role model, as many contributors to the tribute book noted.
  • They no longer look upon their priest, if indeed the current shortage allows them one, as a role model and spiritual leader.
  • What an inspiring role model for the rest of the world.
British Dictionary definitions for role model

role model

a person regarded by others, esp younger people, as a good example to follow
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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role model in Medicine

role model n.
A person who serves as a model in a particular behavioral or social role for another person to emulate.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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role model in Culture

role model definition

A person who serves as an example of the values, attitudes, and behaviors associated with a role. For example, a father is a role model for his sons. Role models can also be persons who distinguish themselves in such a way that others admire and want to emulate them. For example, a woman who becomes a successful brain surgeon or airline pilot can be described as a role model for other women.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
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