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
typificationplay \ˌti-pə-fə-ˈkā-shən\ noun
Examples of typify in a Sentence
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.
First Known Use of typify
TYPIFY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of typify for English Language Learners
: 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)
TYPIFY Defined for Kids
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