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typify

verb [T, not continuous] uk   /ˈtɪp.ɪ.faɪ/ us  
Something that typifies a particular group of things shows all the characteristics that you would usually expect from it: With her cropped hair and her mannish clothes, she typifies the sort of feminist often feared by men. to be characteristic of something: His latest book reflects the old preoccupations with sex and religion that typify much of his work.
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