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verb [transitive] exemplify pronunciation in British English /ɪɡˈzemplɪfaɪ/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyexemplify
he/she/itexemplifies
present participleexemplifying
past tenseexemplified
past participleexemplified
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  1. to be a typical example of something
    The bank’s collapse exemplifies the risks of large-scale currency dealing.
    1. a.
      to show something using an example
      I will exemplify my point with a story.

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 exemplify pronunciation in British English /ɪɡˌzemplɪfɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/ noun [countable/uncountable]
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pluralexemplifications

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