Ex·em·pli·fy v. t. [imp. & p. p. Exemplified p. pr. & vb. n. Exemplifying.]
1. To show or illustrate by example.
He did but . . . exemplify the principles in which he had been brought up. --Cowper.
2. To copy; to transcribe; to make an attested copy or transcript of, under seal, as of a record.
3. To prove or show by an attested copy.
v 1: be characteristic of; "This compositional style is
exemplified by this fugue" [syn: represent]
2: clarify by giving an example of [syn: illustrate, instance]