1 class, coaching, instruction, period, schooling, teaching, tutoring
2 assignment, drill, exercise, homework, lecture, practice, reading, recitation, task
3 deterrent, example, exemplar, message, model, moral, precept
4 admonition, censure, chiding, punishment, rebuke, reprimand, reproof, scolding, warning
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lesson ( lessons plural )
1 n-count A lesson is a fixed period of time when people are taught about a particular subject or taught how to do something.
It would be his last French lesson for months..., Johanna took piano lessons.
2 n-count You use lesson to refer to an experience which acts as a warning to you or an example from which you should learn. usu sing There's still one lesson to be learned from the crisis<endash>we all need to better understand the thinking of the other side. If you say that you are going to teach someone a lesson, you mean that you are going to punish them for something that they have done so that they do not do it again.
teach someone a lesson phrase V inflects
object lesson ( object lessons plural ) If you describe an action, event, or situation as an object lesson, you think that it demonstrates the correct way to do something, or that it demonstrates the truth of a particular principle. n-count oft N on/in n
It was an object lesson in how to use television as a means of persuasion.
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