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English verb: adumbrate

1. adumbrate (communication) describe roughly or briefly or give the main points or summary of

SamplesSketch the outline of the book.
Outline his ideas.

Synonymsoutline, sketch

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)depict, describe, draw

Narrower (hyponym)block out

2. adumbrate (communication) give to understand

SamplesI insinuated that I did not like his wife.

Synonymsinsinuate, intimate

Pattern of useSomebody ----s that CLAUSE

Broader (hypernym)hint, suggest

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