Synonyms and Antonyms of define
to draw or make apparent the outline of
- The glass skyscraper's sleek silhouette was strikingly defined by the setting sun to its west.
bound, fringe, margin, skirt
edge, hem, rim, trim
circle, compass, encircle, girdle, girth, loop, ring, round, surround
chart, diagram, draw, map (out)
to mark the limits of
- The river defines the town on the south.
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
categorize, classify, pigeonhole, type
color, identify, indicate, name, specify
distinguish, individualize, mark, particularize, stamp
to give the rules about (something) clearly and exactly
- Let me define the task so that there is no doubt in your minds about what needs to be done.
decree, dictate, ordain
assign, direct, fix, set, settle
bid, charge, command, enjoin, instruct, tell
conduct, control, govern, lead, manage
coerce, compel, constrain, force
obligate, oblige, require