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exemplify

ex·em·pli·fy

exemplify

 
pronunciation:
ihg zem plih faI
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: exemplified, exemplifies, exemplifying
definition 1: to serve as an example of; illustrate.
What happened last night exemplifies why people in this neighborhood are afraid.
synonyms:
represent, typify
similar words:
embody, epitomize, illustrate
definition 2: to demonstrate or explain by providing an example.
If she had not exemplified her point, none of us would have understood what she was referring to.
synonyms:
illustrate
similar words:
clarify, demonstrate, explain
derivations: exemplifiable (adj.), exemplifier (n.)