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Meaning of EXEMPLIFY

Pronunciation:  ig'zemplu`fI

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  clarify by giving an example of
  2. [v]  be characteristic of; "This compositional style is exemplified by this fugue"

EXEMPLIFY is a 9 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: illustrate, instance, represent
 See Also: be, dilate, elaborate, embody, enlarge, expand, expatiate, exposit, expound, flesh out, lucubrate, personify



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ex*em"pli*fy\v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Exemplified}; p.
pr. &. vb. n. {Exemplifying}.] [L. exemplum example + -fy:
cf. LL. exemplificare to copy, serve as an example.]
1. To show or illustrate by example.

         He did but . . . exemplify the principles in which
         he had been brought up.               --Cowper.

2. To copy; to transcribe; to make an attested copy or
   transcript of, under seal, as of a record. --Holland.

3. To prove or show by an attested copy.

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