1. clarify by giving an example of

    Synonyms : illustrate, instance
    Type Of : lucubrate, enlarge, expand, expatiate, exposit, expound, flesh out, dilate, elaborate
  2. be characteristic of

    Synonyms : represent
    Type Of : be, embody, personify


  1. being or serving as an illustration of a type

    Synonyms : emblematic, typic
    Examples :
    • an action exemplary of his conduct
  2. worthy of imitation

    Synonyms : model
    Examples :
    • exemplary behavior
  3. serving to warn

    Synonyms : admonitory, cautionary, monitory, warning
    Examples :
    • an exemplary jail sentence


  1. an explanation or critical interpretation (especially of the Bible)

    Type Of : interpretation


  1. of very poor quality or condition

    Synonyms : deplorable, miserable, woeful, wretched
  2. unequivocally detestable

    Synonyms : abominable, detestable, odious
    Examples :
    • execrable crimes
  3. deserving a curse

    Synonyms : damnable


  1. pronounce not guilty of criminal charges

    Synonyms : acquit, assoil, clear, discharge, exonerate
    Type Of : label, pronounce, judge


  1. liable to objection or debate; used of something one might take exception to

    Synonyms : objectionable
    Examples :
    • a thoroughly unpleasant highly exceptionable piece of writing


  1. greatly annoyed; out of patience

    Synonyms : browned off, cheesed off
    Examples :
    • had an exasperated look on his face
    • felt exasperated beyond endurance


  1. exasperate or irritate

    Synonyms : aggravate, exasperate
    Type Of : anger
  2. make worse

    Synonyms : aggravate, exasperate, worsen
    Type Of : change, alter, modify


  1. excrete or discharge from the body

    Synonyms : empty, void
    Type Of : pass, egest, eliminate, excrete
  2. create a vacuum in (a bulb, flask, reaction vessel)

    Type Of : empty
  3. empty completely

    Type Of : empty
    Examples :
    • evacuate the bottle
  4. move out of an unsafe location into safety

    Type Of : move
    Examples :
    • After the earthquake, residents were evacuated
  5. move people from their homes or country

    Type Of : displace


  1. any agreeable (pleasing and harmonious) sounds

    Synonyms : music
    Type Of : sound, auditory sensation