- 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.
- 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. Word Origin late Middle English: from medieval Latin exemplificare, from Latin exemplum
BrE BrE//ɪɡˈzemplɪfaɪ//; NAmE NAmE//ɪɡˈzemplɪfaɪ//[often passive] (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they exemplify
BrE BrE//ɪɡˈzemplɪfaɪ//; NAmE NAmE//ɪɡˈzemplɪfaɪ//he / she / it exemplifies
BrE BrE//ɪɡˈzemplɪfaɪz//; NAmE NAmE//ɪɡˈzemplɪfaɪz//past simple exemplified
BrE BrE//ɪɡˈzemplɪfaɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ɪɡˈzemplɪfaɪd//past participle exemplified
BrE BrE//ɪɡˈzemplɪfaɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ɪɡˈzemplɪfaɪd//-ing form exemplifying
BrE BrE//ɪɡˈzemplɪfaɪɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ɪɡˈzemplɪfaɪɪŋ//