- 1 exemplify something to be a typical example of something Her early work is exemplified in her book, “A Study of Children's Minds.” His food exemplifies Italian cooking at its best.
- 2exemplify something to give an example in order to make something clearer synonym illustrate She exemplified each of the points she was making with an amusing anecdote.
NAmE//ɪɡˈzɛmpləˌfaɪ//[often passive](formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they exemplify
he / she / it exemplifies
past simple exemplified
-ing form exemplifying
exemplificationjump to other results
NAmE//ɪɡˌzɛmpləfəˈkeɪʃn//noun [uncountable, countable]