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Definition of exemplify verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [often passive] (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they exemplify
    he / she / it exemplifies
    past simple exemplified
    -ing form exemplifying
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  1. 1exemplify 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.
  2. 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.
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noun [uncountable, countable]
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