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Definition 1: describe roughly or briefly or give the main points or summary of - [verb of communication]

Samples where adumbrate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • sketch the outline of the book
  • outline his ideas

Synonyms for adumbrate in the sense of this definition

(adumbrate is a kind of ...) give a description of

"He drew an elaborate plan of attack"

(... is a kind of adumbrate ) indicate roughly

"We sketched out our plan"

Definition 2: give to understand - [verb of communication]

Samples where adumbrate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I insinuated that I did not like his wife

Synonyms for adumbrate in the sense of this definition

(adumbrate is a kind of ...) drop a hint; intimate by a hint

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