exemplify

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verb ex·em·pli·fy \ig-ˈzem-plə-ˌfī\

Definition of exemplify

exemplified

exemplifying

  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 and Etymology of exemplify

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


First Known Use: 15th century


EXEMPLIFY Defined for English Language Learners

exemplify

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verb ex·em·pli·fy \ig-ˈzem-plə-ˌfī\

Definition of exemplify for English Language Learners

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


EXEMPLIFY Defined for Kids

exemplify

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verb ex·em·pli·fy \ig-ˈzem-plə-ˌfī\

Definition of exemplify for Students

exemplified

exemplifying

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



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