What does exemplify mean?

Definitions for exemplifyɪgˈzɛm pləˌfaɪ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word exemplify.

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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mizzade Martha:

    At our dinner party, we will exemplify America’s fascination with food, entertaining and celebrity.

  2. James Earl Jimmy Carter, Jr.:

    You have given me a great responsibility to stay close to you, to be worthy of you and to exemplify what you are.

  3. Mario Andrada:

    French prosecutors and the Guardian newspaper do not make any reference to the Rio 2016 candidacy, they only cite the city as to exemplify a process which, according to them, had a problem in the preliminary phase.

  4. Shawn Green:

    Not only can they help instruct and show the Israeli players how to play the game, they can also go out there and demonstrate what it takes to perform as a professional baseball player and exemplify the right way to play the game.

  5. Russell Rosenberg:

    He's not the typical case, although the fact that he is now being identified as having narcolepsy does exemplify the fact that many people can go years and years without getting the proper diagnosis, who knows if they have a sleep specialist or sleep laboratory in Springfield?

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