Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To illustrate by example.
  • transitive verb To serve as an example of.
  • transitive verb Law To make a certified copy of (a document).

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To show or illustrate by example.
  • transitive verb To copy; to transcribe; to make an attested copy or transcript of, under seal, as of a record.
  • transitive verb To prove or show by an attested copy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To show or illustrate by example.
  • verb transitive To be an instance of or serve as an example.
  • verb transitive To make an attested copy or transcript of (a document) under seal.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb be characteristic of
  • verb clarify by giving an example of

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English exemplifien, from Old French exemplifier, from Medieval Latin exemplificāre : Latin exemplum, example; see example + Latin -ficāre, -fy.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Medieval Latin exemplificare, from Latin exemplum ("example").

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