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 for typify
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Typify \Typ"i*fy\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Typified; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Typifying.] [Type + -fy.]
     1. To represent by an image, form, model, or resemblance.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Our Savior was typified, indeed, by the goat that
              was slain, and the scapegoat in the wilderness.
                                                    --Sir T.
                                                    Browne.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. To embody the essential or salient characteristics of; to
        be the type of; as, the genus Rosa typifies the family
        Rosaceae, which in turn typifies the series Rosales.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  typify
      v 1: embody the essential characteristics of or be a typical
           example of; "The fugue typifies Bach's style of
           composition" [syn: typify, epitomize, epitomise]
      2: express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol;
         "What does the Statue of Liberty symbolize?" [syn: typify,
         symbolize, symbolise, stand for, represent]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  50 Moby Thesaurus words for "typify":
     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, illustrate, 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, symbolize, token
  
  

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