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delineate

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of delineate

  1. 1 to draw or make apparent the outline of <the man's roly-poly shape was softly delineated by the glow of the fire> Synonyms define, outline, silhouette, sketch, traceRelated Words line; bound, fringe, margin, skirt; edge, hem, rim, trim; frame; circle, compass, encircle, girdle, girth, loop, ring, round, surround; chart, diagram, draw, map (out)

  2. 2 to give a representation or account of in words <the story does a remarkable job of delineating the emotions that immigrants feel upon their arrival in a strange country> Synonyms describe, depict, draw, image, limn, paint, picture, portray, render, set out, sketchRelated Words characterize, define, label, qualify, represent; demonstrate, illustrate; narrate, recite, recount, rehearse, relate, report, tell; display, exhibit, show; hint, suggest; draft, outline, silhouette, trace, vignette; summarize, sum up, touch off; redescribe, reimageNear Antonyms color, distort, falsify, garble, misdescribe, misrepresent, misstate, pervert, twist, warp





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