以儆效尤

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Chinese[edit]

 
to use; according to; so as to; in order to; by; with; because; Israel (abbrev.)
warn; admonish to mimic the wrongdoing of others, commit a copy-cat crime
simp. and trad.
(以儆效尤)
效尤

Etymology[edit]

From (, “to use”) + (jǐng, “to warn”) + 效尤 (xiàoyóu, “to mimic the wrongdoing of others”).

Pronunciation[edit]


Idiom[edit]

以儆效尤

  1. to make a public demonstration of punishing a wrongdoer in order to deter innocents who might mimic the example of the wrongdoer

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