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define

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of define

  1. 1 to draw or make apparent the outline of the glass skyscraper's sleek silhouette was strikingly defined by the setting sun to its west Synonyms of define outline, delineate, silhouette, sketch, traceWords Related to define 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 mark the limits of the river defines the town on the south Synonyms of define bound, circumscribe, limit, delimit, demarcate, demark, mark (off), terminateWords Related to define control, determine, govern; delineate, describe

  3. 3 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 Synonyms of define character, characterize, depict, describe, portray, representWords Related to define categorize, classify, pigeonhole, type; color, identify, indicate, name, specify; distinguish, individualize, mark, particularize, stamp

  4. 4 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 Synonyms of define prescribe, lay down, specifyWords Related to define decree, dictate, ordain; assign, direct, fix, set, settle; arrange, order; choose, select; adjure, bid, charge, command, enjoin, instruct, tell; conduct, control, govern, lead, manage; coerce, compel, constrain, force; obligate, oblige, require



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