as in to trace
to draw or make apparent the outline of the glass skyscraper's sleek silhouette was strikingly defined by the setting sun to its west

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as in to describe
to mark the limits of the river defines the town on the south

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as in to characterize
to point out the chief quality or qualities of an individual or group a woman who is defined by her unswerving loyalty to her friends

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“Define.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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