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EXEMPLIFY (exemplified)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does exemplify mean? 

  The verb EXEMPLIFY has 2 senses:

1. be characteristic of
2. clarify by giving an example of

  Familiarity information: EXEMPLIFY used as a verb is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1exemplify [BACK TO TOP]


Be characteristic of

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations


exemplify; represent

Context example:

This compositional style is exemplified by this fugue

Hypernyms (to "exemplify" is one way to...):

be; embody; personify (represent, as of a character on stage)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something

Sense 2exemplify [BACK TO TOP]


Clarify by giving an example of

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing


illustrate; instance; exemplify

Hypernyms (to "exemplify" is one way to...):

dilate; elaborate; enlarge; expand; expatiate; exposit; expound; flesh out; lucubrate (add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something

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