Definitions for exemplifyɪgˈzɛm pləˌfaɪ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ex•em•pli•fyɪgˈzɛm pləˌfaɪ(v.t.)-fied, -fy•ing.

  1. to show or illustrate by example.

  2. to furnish or serve as an example of; typify.

  3. to make an attested copy of (a document) under seal.

    Category: Law

Origin of exemplify:

1375–1425; late ME < MF exemplifier < ML exemplificāre. See exemplum , -i- , -ify


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

Editors Contribution

  1. exemplify

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

    Exemplify an argument

Translations for exemplify

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to be an example of; to show by means of an example

His originality as a composer is exemplified by the following group of songs.

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