To exemplify something is to be a perfect example of it. When you say that someone is an excellent example of their species, you are using them as a model.

  • He is an excellent example of a mouse because he is always quiet and sneaky.

  • The teacher tried to exemplify the rules by example.

Definition of exemplify


clarify by giving an example of


illustrate, instance


be characteristic of



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Example Sentences for exemplify

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    The sprightly lion exemplifies friendship, respect and excellence.

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    The examples exemplify the language.

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    The case exemplified the history background.

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    The designs exemplify the utmost in simplicity.

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    They are intended to exemplify the culture of the nation.

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    This is exemplified in the French and the American revolutions.

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    The curriculum exemplifies the best educational practices.

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    The latter is exemplified by the extinction of the woolly mammoth.

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    They just exemplify the different natures of the seasons.

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    Two experiments exemplify the use of the system.