Typify meaning

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To serve as a typical example of; embody the essential characteristics of.

A painting that typifies the artist's work.

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To represent by an image, a form, or a model; symbolize or prefigure.
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To be a type or emblem of; symbolize; prefigure.
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To have or show the distinctive characteristics of; be typical of; exemplify.
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To embody, exemplify; to represent by an image, form, model, or resemblance.

His attitude typifies the attitude of young people today.

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The angry captain typified all new sailors as incompetent.

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(sciences) To serve as a typical or reference specimen.

The chosen specimen typifies plants belonging to that species.

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