verb (used with object), ex·em·pli·fied, ex·em·pli·fy·ing.
Origin of exemplify
Examples from the Web for exemplified
For a short period in early colonial Virginia, it was possible to flourish as an African, as exemplified by Anthony Johnson.
The family spirit seems to be exemplified by something her sister, Valarie Carey, posted online about herself.In Months Before Wild Capitol Scene, Miriam Carey Battled Psychosis|Michael Daly|October 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
That is the spirit Graham exemplified in the Senate on this bill.Lindsey Graham Wasn't Afraid to Fight for Immigration Reform|John Avlon|June 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST
This is exemplified by the recent election in Italy, which has seemingly left the government in disarray.
Thrice married and twice divorced, Tony exemplified a certain Hollywood archetype.The Beautiful Bromance Between Filmmakers Tony Scott and Ridley Scott|Chris Lee|August 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
In attaining that object was exemplified that Irish method of gaining a point.The Poor Scholar|William Carleton
The former was exemplified by his greeting to a cousin of my correspondent, just returned from his ordination.The Parish Clerk (1907)|Peter Hampson Ditchfield
The law under consideration is exemplified in the social, industrial, and political development of the United States.
The "law of wills and causes," formulated by Comte, was exemplified here as in so many other cases.History of the Warfare of Science with Theology in Christendom|Andrew Dickson White
This is exemplified in our national, state, and city organizations.Elements of Debating|Leverett S. Lyon
British Dictionary definitions for exemplified
verb -fies, -fying or -fied (tr)
- to make an official copy of (a document from public records) under seal
- to transcribe (a legal document)
Word Origin for exemplify
Word Origin and History for exemplified
early 15c., "to illustrate by examples, to instruct by (good) example," from Medieval Latin exemplificare "to illustrate," from Latin exemplum (see example). Meaning "to serve as an example" is recorded from 1793. Related: Exemplified; exemplifies; exemplifying.