To embody, exemplify; to represent by an image, form, model, or resemblance. (verb)
To portray stereotypically. (verb)
To serve as a typical or reference specimen. (verb)
Examples of word typify
Abbott's calls typify "his tendency to go too far," Gillard said Jan. 28 at a news conference in Melbourne.
Within a short time, a feeling of being adrift also seems to typify most abused people.
Public sector workers -- teachers and also nurses, firefighters, paramedics, psychological counselors, surveyors, assessors, just for starters -- typify the skilled workforce that the post-war public university helped to make solidly middle class.
In the manufacturing plant where I worked, we did have a few Mexican engineers, and they did not seem to typify at all the tone of that story.
"In nouveau riche City you can see the rise of the East selling something people want to buy â€“ natural gas â€“ while United typify the debt-filled west."