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exemplify

[ ig-zem-pluh-fahy ]
/ 瑟g藞z蓻m pl蓹藢fa瑟 /
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verb (used with object), ex路em路pli路fied, ex路em路pli路fy路ing.
to show or illustrate by example.
to furnish or serve as an example of: The plays of Wilde exemplify the comedy of manners.
Law. to transcribe or copy; make an attested copy of (a document) under seal.
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Origin of exemplify

First recorded in 1375鈥1425; late Middle English exemplifien, from Middle French exemplifier, from Medieval Latin exemplific膩re 鈥渢o copy鈥; See exemplum, -ify

OTHER WORDS FROM exemplify

ex路em路pli路fi路a路ble [ig-zem-pluh-fahy-uh-buhl], /瑟g藢z蓻m pl蓹藞fa瑟 蓹 b蓹l/, adjectiveex路em路pli路fi路er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for exemplify

exemplify
/ (瑟伞藞z蓻mpl瑟藢fa瑟) /

verb -fies, -fying or -fied (tr)
to show by example
to serve as an example of
law
  1. to make an official copy of (a document from public records) under seal
  2. to transcribe (a legal document)

Derived forms of exemplify

exemplifiable, adjectiveexemplification, nounexemplificative, adjectiveexemplifier, noun

Word Origin for exemplify

C15: via Old French from Medieval Latin exemplific膩re, from Latin exemplum example + facere to make
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