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typ·i·fy

 (tĭp′ə-fī′)
tr.v. typ·i·fied, typ·i·fy·ing, typ·i·fies
1. To serve as a typical example of; embody the essential characteristics of: a painting that typifies the artist's work.
2. To represent by an image, a form, or a model; symbolize or prefigure.

typ′i·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.
typ′i·fi′er n.

typify

(ˈtɪpɪˌfaɪ)
vb (tr) , -fies, -fying or -fied
1. to be typical of; characterize
2. to symbolize or represent completely, by or as if by a type
[C17: from Latin typus type + -ify]
ˌtypifiˈcation n
ˈtypiˌfier n

typ•i•fy

(ˈtɪp əˌfaɪ)

v.t. -fied, -fy•ing.
1. to serve as a typical example of; exemplify: a hero who typified courage.
2. to serve as a symbol or emblem of; symbolize: The dog appropriately typifies loyalty.
[1625–35]
typ`i•fi•ca′tion, n.
typ′i•fi`er, n.

typify


Past participle: typified
Gerund: typifying

Imperative
typify
typify
Present
I typify
you typify
he/she/it typifies
we typify
you typify
they typify
Preterite
I typified
you typified
he/she/it typified
we typified
you typified
they typified
Present Continuous
I am typifying
you are typifying
he/she/it is typifying
we are typifying
you are typifying
they are typifying
Present Perfect
I have typified
you have typified
he/she/it has typified
we have typified
you have typified
they have typified
Past Continuous
I was typifying
you were typifying
he/she/it was typifying
we were typifying
you were typifying
they were typifying
Past Perfect
I had typified
you had typified
he/she/it had typified
we had typified
you had typified
they had typified
Future
I will typify
you will typify
he/she/it will typify
we will typify
you will typify
they will typify
Future Perfect
I will have typified
you will have typified
he/she/it will have typified
we will have typified
you will have typified
they will have typified
Future Continuous
I will be typifying
you will be typifying
he/she/it will be typifying
we will be typifying
you will be typifying
they will be typifying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been typifying
you have been typifying
he/she/it has been typifying
we have been typifying
you have been typifying
they have been typifying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been typifying
you will have been typifying
he/she/it will have been typifying
we will have been typifying
you will have been typifying
they will have been typifying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been typifying
you had been typifying
he/she/it had been typifying
we had been typifying
you had been typifying
they had been typifying
Conditional
I would typify
you would typify
he/she/it would typify
we would typify
you would typify
they would typify
Past Conditional
I would have typified
you would have typified
he/she/it would have typified
we would have typified
you would have typified
they would have typified
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.typify - embody the essential characteristics of or be a typical example oftypify - embody the essential characteristics of or be a typical example of; "The fugue typifies Bach's style of composition"
stand for, symbolize, typify, symbolise, represent - express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol; "What does the Statue of Liberty symbolize?"
2.typify - express indirectly by an image, form, or modeltypify - express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol; "What does the Statue of Liberty symbolize?"
mean, intend - mean or intend to express or convey; "You never understand what I mean!"; "what do his words intend?"
embody, personify, be - represent, as of a character on stage; "Derek Jacobi was Hamlet"
epitomise, epitomize, typify - embody the essential characteristics of or be a typical example of; "The fugue typifies Bach's style of composition"

typify

verb represent, illustrate, sum up, characterize, embody, exemplify, personify, incarnate, epitomize These buildings typify the rich extremes of the local architecture.

typify

verb
To serve as an example, image, or symbol of:
Translations
يُمَثِّلُ الخَصائِص المُمَيِّزَه
být příkladem
vera lifandi dæmi um
būti tipišku atstovubūti tipišku pavyzdžiu
būt tipiskam
tipificar
byť príkladom
simgelemek

typify

[ˈtɪpɪfaɪ] VT [+ thing] → representar, tipificar; [+ person] → ser ejemplo de

typify

[ˈtɪpɪfaɪ] vtêtre caractéristique de

typify

vtbezeichnend sein für; he typifies the reserved Englishmaner verkörpert (genau) den Typ des zurückhaltenden Engländers

typify

[ˈtɪpɪˌfaɪ] vt (thing) → essere tipico/a di, caratterizzare; (person) → impersonare

typify

(ˈtipifai) verb
to be a very good example of. Vandalism at football matches typifies the modern disregard for law and order.
References in classic literature ?
In the array of funerals, too -- whether for the apparel of the dead body, or to typify, by manifold emblematic devices of sable cloth and snowy lawn, the sorrow of the survivors -- there was a frequent and characteristic demand for such labour as Hester Prynne could supply.
The silence which marked the first great kill of the son of Tarzan was to typify all his future kills, just as the hideous victory cry of the bull ape had marked the kills of his mighty sire.
I have not meant to deceive you to your harm, but the temptation to be with you and those whom you typify must be my excuse.
This it was that had turned his genius so wholly to eastern art and imagery; to those bewildering carpets or blinding embroideries in which all the colours seem fallen into a fortunate chaos, having nothing to typify or to teach.
He waved the light over the whole, as if to typify the light of his scholarly intelligence, and then put it down on the table and stood behind it looking intently at his visitors.
RICHARD WRIGHT'S injury last weekend seemed to typify his Everton career so far.
These studies of wartime travelers capture remarkably unguarded moments and typify Bubley's instinctive talent for inconspicuousness.
Its domestic "anti-racism" laws typify the European Union's campaign to outlaw "political extremism.
Archabbot Lambert Reilly called the gifts "proof that we do exercise what's supposed to typify us, and that is hospitality," the Associated Press reported.
The proposed rezoning will ensure that any new construction would more closely match the one- and two-family homes that typify the area's development.