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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.


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

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


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.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)bind, hold, obligate, oblige

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