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Definition of "exemplify" []

  • To illustrate by example: exemplify an argument. (verb-transitive)
  • To serve as an example of: scenes that exemplify the film director's style. (verb-transitive)
  • Law To make a certified copy of (a document). (verb-transitive)
  • To show by example (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To serve as an example of (verb)
  • To make an official copy of (a document from public records) under seal (verb)
  • To transcribe (a legal document) (verb)

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Use "exemplify" in a sentence
  • "Authenticity is one of the deepest things Leaders Without a Title exemplify."
  • "It seems to me that the lesson that we should learn and take to heart and preach and exemplify, is that which was preached by the Honourable George Brown at the time of Confederation."
  • "Many of these terms exemplify the witty and ironic creativeness of English speakers; my own favorite in this regard is laced mutton, a British slang phrase current in the 16th -- 18th centuries, in which the ambiguity of laced is quite effective."