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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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