from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To illustrate by example: exemplify an argument.
- transitive v. To serve as an example of: scenes that exemplify the film director's style.
- transitive v. Law To make a certified copy of (a document).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To show or illustrate by example.
- v. To be an instance of or serve as an example.
- v. To make an attested copy or transcript of (a document) under seal.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To show or illustrate by example.
- transitive v. To copy; to transcribe; to make an attested copy or transcript of, under seal, as of a record.
- transitive v. To prove or show by an attested copy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To show or illustrate by example.
- To copy; transcribe; make an attested copy or transcript of under seal.
- To prove or show by an attested copy.
- To make an example of, as by punishing.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. be characteristic of
- v. clarify by giving an example of
Middle English exemplifien, from Old French exemplifier, from Medieval Latin exemplificāre : Latin exemplum, example; see example + Latin -ficāre, -fy.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Medieval Latin exemplificare, from Latin exemplum ("example"). (Wiktionary)