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Verb: typify  'ti-pu,fI
  1. Embody the essential characteristics of or be a typical example of
    "The fugue typifies Bach's style of composition";
    - epitomize, epitomise [Brit]
  2. Express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol
    "What does the Statue of Liberty typify?";
    - symbolize, symbolise [Brit], stand for, represent, symbol [archaic]

Derived forms: typifies, typifying, typified

Type of: intend, mean

Encyclopedia: Typify