tr.v. ex·em·pli·fied, ex·em·pli·fy·ing, ex·em·pli·fies
a. To illustrate by example: exemplify an argument.
b. To serve as an example of: scenes that exemplify the film director's style.
2. Law To make a certified copy of (a document).
[Middle English exemplifien, from Old French exemplifier, from Medieval Latin exemplificāre : Latin exemplum, example; see EXAMPLE + Latin -ficāre, -fy.]
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