Exemplify meaning

ĭg-zĕmplə-fī
To show or illustrate by example.
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To exemplify is defined as to be the perfect example of something or to give an example to illustrate a point.

When a piece of art is the perfect example of the modern art movement, it is an example of the art that exemplifies the modern art movement.

An example of exemplify is when you give an example in your speech to illustrate what you are trying to say.

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To show by example; serve as an example of.
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(law) To make a certified copy of (a document).
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To be an instance of or serve as an example.
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To make a legally attested or certified copy or transcript of (a document) under seal.
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To make an attested copy or transcript of (a document) under seal.
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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