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exemplify


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Exemplify  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  exemplify 
  v  1:  be  characteristic  of:  "This  compositional  style  is 
  exemplified  by  this  fugue"  [syn:  {represent},  {typify}] 
  2:  clarify  by  giving  an  example  of  [syn:  {illustrate},  {instance}] 




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