Exemplify Definition

exemplified, exemplifies, exemplifying
exemplified, exemplifies, exemplifying
To illustrate by example.
Exemplify an argument.
American Heritage
To show by example; serve as an example of.
Webster's New World
To make a legally attested or certified copy or transcript of (a document) under seal.
Webster's New World

To show or illustrate by example.


Origin of Exemplify

  • Middle English exemplifien from Old French exemplifier from Medieval Latin exemplificāre Latin exemplum example example Latin -ficāre -fy

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Medieval Latin exemplificare, from Latin exemplum (“example”).

    From Wiktionary

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