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typify (v.)

1630s, "to represent by a symbol," from Late Latin typus (see type (n.)) + -fy. Meaning "serve as a typical specimen of some class, etc." is attested from 1854. Related: Typified; typifying.

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Definitions of typify

typify (v.)
embody the essential characteristics of or be a typical example of;
Synonyms: epitomize / epitomise
typify (v.)
express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol;
Synonyms: symbolize / symbolise / stand for / represent
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