Simple Definition of typify
: to represent what is normal for (something) : to be a good or typical example of (something)
: to have the usual characteristics of (something) : to be a typical part or feature of (something)
Full Definition of typify
1 : to represent in typical fashion : to constitute a typical mark or instance of <realism…that typified his earlier work — Current Biography>
2 : to embody the essential or salient characteristics of : be the type of
Examples of typify
His heroic actions typified the courage of all the firefighters at the scene.
The decor typifies the elegance of royal residences.
He typifies what a professional athlete should be.
Gothic architecture is typified by soaring rooflines and stained glass.
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