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English adjective: delineate

1. delineate represented accurately or precisely


Synonymsdelineated, represented


Similardepicted, described, diagrammatic, diagrammatical, pictured, portrayed


Antonymsundelineated


English verb: delineate

1. delineate (stative) show the form or outline of


SamplesThe tree was clearly defined by the light.
The camera could define the smallest object.


Synonymsdefine


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)show

2. delineate (stative) determine the essential quality of


Synonymsdefine, delimit, delimitate, specify


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)be


Narrower (hyponym)determine, redefine

3. delineate (creation) trace the shape of


Synonymslimn, outline


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)draw


Narrower (hyponym)contour, lipstick

4. delineate (contact) make a mark or lines on a surface


SamplesDraw a line.
Trace the outline of a figure in the sand.


Synonymsdescribe, draw, line, trace


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)mark


Narrower (hyponym)circumscribe, circumscribe, construct, inscribe, write


Verb groupdraw, draw

5. delineate (communication) describe in vivid detail


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)depict, describe, draw









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