Definition of exemplify
- anecdotes exemplifying those virtues
- she exemplifies the qualities of a good leader
- a dish that exemplifies French cuisine
His works exemplify the taste of the period.
The city's economic growth is exemplified by the many new buildings that are currently under construction.
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First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
: to be a very good example of (something) : to show (something) very clearly
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