Definition for exemplify

verb as in serve as an example

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Political elites also tried to exploit the Doctrine to punish adversaries and advance their political agendas, as exemplified by the Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon administrations.

The team’s difficulties — and also its recent upturn — have been best exemplified by the play of its reigning All-NBA Second Team member.

Together they exemplify the unpredictability of distance hiking and, really, of endurance athletics at large.

The confusion was exemplified in the long-running case that led to Wednesday’s Bobek opinion.

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The urban-rural divide in America’s politics exemplifies this.

Few Americans appear to exemplify that proposition better than Joseph P. Kennedy.

“Thom Grey was created to exemplify a more youthful and university inspired sensibility,” the designer told WWD.

Both of these narratives exemplify why this country is still as Ronald Reagan famously put it "a shining city upon a hill."

He was not Hugh Hefner, who used his house to exemplify his sexual values.

This picture might well exemplify the dislocation between old and new in the movement of the dress and the stasis of the dancer.

Since words have different meanings, we may sometimes find that a pair of words exemplify all three Laws, as plough and sword.

These figures exemplify the material growth of industrial Scotland in the forty years that have passed.

He was an ardent devotee of the Commonwealth and his writings exemplify this affectionate feeling.

Exemplify the sibilant impurity with such syllables as pish, false, traitress, miscreant.

It is somewhat difficult to exemplify this by a line-drawing, though it is easy to do so with an actual example.


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On this page you'll find 67 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to exemplify, such as: demonstrate, depict, elucidate, embody, epitomize, and illuminate.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.