V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. to serve as an example of; 2. to clarify by giving an example

Synonyms: typify, represent, embody, clarify, explain, illustrate, demonstrate


Tips: To exemplify is to give an example or to be the perfect example of something. The related adjective exemplary means "very good and typical of what should be copied by others," especially when discussing behavior.

Usage Examples:

The style of the American Southwest is exemplified by jeans and a cowboy hat. (typified, represented)

Martin exemplifies the leadership skills that we need in our new president. (embodies, typifies)

For many people, Jackie Onassis exemplified grace and elegance. (represented, typified)

Reef's behavior in puppy class was exemplary; he exemplified a well-trained dog. (typified, demonstrated, represented)

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