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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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  ( 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   (=example)  
It was an object lesson in how to use television as a means of persuasion.     

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less, lessen, lesion, lessening

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