What does exemplify mean?

Definitions for exemplifyɪgˈzɛm pləˌfaɪ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. exemplify, represent(verb)

    be characteristic of

    "This compositional style is exemplified by this fugue"

  2. exemplify, illustrate, instance(verb)

    clarify by giving an example of


  1. exemplify(Verb)

    To show or illustrate by example.

  2. exemplify(Verb)

    To be an instance of or serve as an example.

  3. exemplify(Verb)

    To make an attested copy or transcript of (a document) under seal.

  4. Origin: From mediaeval exemplificare, from exemplum ‘example’.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Exemplify(verb)

    to show or illustrate by example

  2. Exemplify(verb)

    to copy; to transcribe; to make an attested copy or transcript of, under seal, as of a record

  3. Exemplify(verb)

    to prove or show by an attested copy

  4. Origin: [L. exemplum example + -fy: cf. LL. exemplificare to copy, serve as an example.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Exemplify

    egz-em′pli-fī, v.t. to illustrate by example: to make an attested copy of: to prove by an attested copy:—pr.p. exem′plifying; pa.p. exem′plified.adj. Exem′plifīable.—n. Exemplificā′tion, act of exemplifying: that which exemplifies: a copy or transcript. [L. exemplum, example, facĕre, to make.]

Editors Contribution

  1. exemplify

    1. State as an example 2. A fact or statement

    Exemplify an argument


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of exemplify in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of exemplify in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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