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ex·em·pli·fy

 (ĭg-zĕm′plə-fī′)
tr.v. ex·em·pli·fied, ex·em·pli·fy·ing, ex·em·pli·fies
1.
a. To illustrate by example: exemplify an argument.
b. To serve as an example of: scenes that exemplify the film director's style.
2. Law To make a certified copy of (a document).

[Middle English exemplifien, from Old French exemplifier, from Medieval Latin exemplificāre : Latin exemplum, example; see example + Latin -ficāre, -fy.]

ex·em′pli·fi′a·ble adj.
ex·em′pli·fi′er n.

exemplify

(ɪɡˈzɛmplɪˌfaɪ)
vb (tr) , -fies, -fying or -fied
1. to show by example
2. to serve as an example of
3. (Law) law
a. to make an official copy of (a document from public records) under seal
b. to transcribe (a legal document)
[C15: via Old French from Medieval Latin exemplificāre, from Latin exemplum example + facere to make]
exˈempliˌfiable adj
exˌemplifiˈcation n
exˈemplifiˌcative adj
exˈempliˌfier n

ex•em•pli•fy

(ɪgˈzɛm pləˌfaɪ)

v.t. -fied, -fy•ing.
1. to show or illustrate by example.
2. to furnish or serve as an example of; typify.
3. to make an attested copy of (a document) under seal.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Middle French exemplifier < Medieval Latin exemplificāre. See exemplum, -i-, -ify]
ex•em′pli•fi`a•ble, adj.
ex•em′pli•fi`er, n.

exemplify


Past participle: exemplified
Gerund: exemplifying

Imperative
exemplify
exemplify
Present
I exemplify
you exemplify
he/she/it exemplifies
we exemplify
you exemplify
they exemplify
Preterite
I exemplified
you exemplified
he/she/it exemplified
we exemplified
you exemplified
they exemplified
Present Continuous
I am exemplifying
you are exemplifying
he/she/it is exemplifying
we are exemplifying
you are exemplifying
they are exemplifying
Present Perfect
I have exemplified
you have exemplified
he/she/it has exemplified
we have exemplified
you have exemplified
they have exemplified
Past Continuous
I was exemplifying
you were exemplifying
he/she/it was exemplifying
we were exemplifying
you were exemplifying
they were exemplifying
Past Perfect
I had exemplified
you had exemplified
he/she/it had exemplified
we had exemplified
you had exemplified
they had exemplified
Future
I will exemplify
you will exemplify
he/she/it will exemplify
we will exemplify
you will exemplify
they will exemplify
Future Perfect
I will have exemplified
you will have exemplified
he/she/it will have exemplified
we will have exemplified
you will have exemplified
they will have exemplified
Future Continuous
I will be exemplifying
you will be exemplifying
he/she/it will be exemplifying
we will be exemplifying
you will be exemplifying
they will be exemplifying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been exemplifying
you have been exemplifying
he/she/it has been exemplifying
we have been exemplifying
you have been exemplifying
they have been exemplifying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been exemplifying
you will have been exemplifying
he/she/it will have been exemplifying
we will have been exemplifying
you will have been exemplifying
they will have been exemplifying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been exemplifying
you had been exemplifying
he/she/it had been exemplifying
we had been exemplifying
you had been exemplifying
they had been exemplifying
Conditional
I would exemplify
you would exemplify
he/she/it would exemplify
we would exemplify
you would exemplify
they would exemplify
Past Conditional
I would have exemplified
you would have exemplified
he/she/it would have exemplified
we would have exemplified
you would have exemplified
they would have exemplified
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.exemplify - be characteristic of; "This compositional style is exemplified by this fugue"
embody, personify, be - represent, as of a character on stage; "Derek Jacobi was Hamlet"
2.exemplify - clarify by giving an example of
elaborate, expatiate, expound, lucubrate, dilate, flesh out, exposit, enlarge, expand - add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing; "She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation"

exemplify

verb show, represent, display, demonstrate, instance, illustrate, exhibit, depict, manifest, evidence, embody, serve as an example of Her character exemplifies the emotional turmoil of many women.

exemplify

verb
1. To demonstrate and clarify with examples:
2. To serve as an example, image, or symbol of:
Translations
يَضْرِبُ مَثَلا
demonstrereeksemplificere
példáz
gefa dæmi um
iliustruoti
derēt par parauguilustrēt ar piemēru
uviesť príklad
örnek olmakörneklemek

exemplify

[ɪgˈzemplɪfaɪ] VT (= illustrate) → ejemplificar, ilustrar; (= be an example of) → demostrar
as exemplified by his refusal to cooperatesegún lo demuestra su negativa de cooperar

exemplify

[ɪgˈzɛmplɪfaɪ] vt (= typify) → être l'illustration de

exemplify

exemplify

[ɪgˈzɛmplɪˌfaɪ] vt (illustrate) → spiegare con esempi, esemplificare; (be an example of) → essere un esempio di

exemplify

(igˈzemplifai) verb
to be an example of; to show by means of an example. His originality as a composer is exemplified by the following group of songs.
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