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English noun: indent

1. indent (communication) an order for goods to be exported or imported


Broader (hypernym)order, purchase order


Domain regionBritain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

2. indent (communication) the space left between the margin and the start of an indented line


Synonymsindentation, indention, indenture


Broader (hypernym)blank space, place, space


English verb: indent

1. indent (creation) set in from the margin


SamplesIndent the paragraphs of a letter.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)arrange, format

2. indent (contact) cut or tear along an irregular line so that the parts can later be matched for authentication


SamplesIndent the documents.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cut

3. indent (contact) make a depression into


SamplesThe bicycle dented my car.


Synonymsdent


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


Broader (hypernym)bend, deform, flex, turn, twist


Entailhit

4. indent (contact) notch the edge of or make jagged


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)notch


Narrower (hyponym)recess

5. indent (communication) bind by or as if by indentures, as of an apprentice or servant


SamplesAn indentured servant.


Synonymsindenture


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)bind, hold, obligate, oblige









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