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Definition 1: give a definition for the meaning of a word - [verb of communication]

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

  • Define `sadness'

(define is a kind of ...) decide upon or fix definitely

"fix the variables" "specify the parameters"

(... is a kind of define ) give a new or different definition of (a word)

Definition 2: decide upon or fix definitely - [verb of communication]

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

  • fix the variables
  • specify the parameters

Synonyms for define in the sense of this definition

(define is a kind of ...) pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives

"Take any one of these cards" "Choose a good husband for your daughter" "She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her"

(... is a kind of define ) use as a quantifier

(... is a kind of define ) mention and identify by name

"name your accomplices!"

(... is a kind of define ) set anew

"They re-set the date on the clock"

(... is a kind of define ) give a definition for the meaning of a word

"Define `sadness'"

Definition 3: determine the essential quality of - [verb of stative]

Synonyms for define in the sense of this definition

(define is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

(... is a kind of define ) fix in scope; fix the boundaries of

"the tree determines the border of the property"

(... is a kind of define ) give a new or different definition to

"She redefined his duties"

Definition 4: determine the nature of - [verb of stative]

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

  • What defines a good wine?

(define is a kind of ...) be characteristic of

"What characterizes a Venetian painting?"

Definition 5: show the form or outline of - [verb of stative]

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

  • The tree was clearly defined by the light
  • The camera could define the smallest object

Synonyms for define in the sense of this definition

(define is a kind of ...) make visible or noticeable

"She showed her talent for cooking" "Show me your etchings, please"

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