Typify

Definition of Typify

Typ´i`fy
v. t.1.To represent by an image, form, model, or resemblance.
[imp. & p. p. Typified ; p. pr. & vb. n. Typifying.]
Our Savior was typified, indeed, by the goat that was slain, and the scapegoat in the wilderness.
- Sir T. Browne.
2.To embody the essential or salient characteristics of; to be the type of; as, the genus Rosa typifies the family Rosaceæ, which in turn typifies the series Rosales.

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advert to, allude to, augur, be taken as, betoken, body forth, characterize, denominate, denote, designate, divine, emblematize, embody, epitomize, evince, exemplify, figure, finger, foretoken, hint, indicate, instance, mean, mirror, model, name, personify, pick out, point at, point out, point to, prefigure, preindicate, presign, presignal, presignify, pretypify, refer to, represent, select, signify, specify, spell, stand for, stigmatize, suggest, symbol, token
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