role model

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An individual who is looked up to and revered by someone else. A role model is someone who other individuals aspire to be like, either in the present or in the future. A role model may be someone who you know and interact with on a regular basis, or may be someone who you've never met, such as a celebrity. Common role models include well known actors, public figures such as police men or political officials, teachers or other educators, and parents or other family members.

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The Senator's extensive background in crafting and supporting important legislation as well as his help to the community back home made him an excellent role model for the students as they finally had a politician they could look up to and hope to be like one day.
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Gerta was happy to hear that her nephew saw her as a role model and that he wanted to be like her when he grew up.
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Some people have signed up to be a role model whether they like it or not as it comes with the territory of success.
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