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exemplify

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verb ex·em·pli·fy \ig-ˈzem-plə-ˌfī\

Simple Definition of exemplify

  • : to be a very good example of (something) : to show (something) very clearly

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of exemplify

exemplifiedexemplifying

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to show or illustrate by example <anecdotes exemplifying those virtues>

  3. 2 :  to make an attested copy or transcript of (a document) under seal

  4. 3 a :  to be an instance of or serve as an example of :  embody <she exemplifies the qualities of a good leader> b :  to be typical of <a dish that exemplifies French cuisine>

Examples of exemplify in a sentence

  1. His works exemplify the taste of the period.

  2. The city's economic growth is exemplified by the many new buildings that are currently under construction.



Origin of exemplify

Middle English exemplifien, from Anglo-French exemplifier, from Medieval Latin exemplificare, from Latin exemplum


First Known Use: 15th century


EXEMPLIFY Defined for Kids

exemplify

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verb ex·em·pli·fy \ig-ˈzem-plə-ˌfī\

Definition of exemplify for Students

ex·em·pli·fiedex·em·pli·fy·ing

  1. :  to serve as an example of <Salad exemplifies a healthy menu choice.>





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