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Definition 1: describe in vivid detail - [verb of communication]

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

"He drew an elaborate plan of attack"

Definition 2: make a mark or lines on a surface - [verb of contact]

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

  • draw a line
  • trace the outline of a figure in the sand

Synonyms for delineate in the sense of this definition

(delineate is a kind of ...) make or leave a mark on

"the scouts marked the trail" "ash marked the believers' foreheads"

(... is a kind of delineate ) draw with suitable instruments and under specified conditions

"construct an equilateral triangle"

(... is a kind of delineate ) draw within a figure so as to touch in as many places as possible

(... is a kind of delineate ) draw a line around

"He drew a circle around the points"

(... is a kind of delineate ) to draw a geometric figure around another figure so that the two are in contact but do not intersect

(... is a kind of delineate ) mark or trace on a surface

"The artist wrote Chinese characters on a big piece of white paper" "Russian is written with the Cyrillic alphabet"

(delineate has a similar meaning as ...) engage in drawing

"He spent the day drawing in the garden"

(delineate has a similar meaning as ...) represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface

"She drew an elephant" "Draw me a horse"

Definition 3: trace the shape of - [verb of creation]

Synonyms for delineate in the sense of this definition

(delineate is a kind of ...) represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface

"She drew an elephant" "Draw me a horse"

(... is a kind of delineate ) form by tracing with lipstick

"The clown had lipsticked circles on his cheeks"

(... is a kind of delineate ) form the contours of

Definition 4: determine the essential quality of - [verb of stative]

Synonyms for delineate in the sense of this definition

(delineate 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 delineate ) fix in scope; fix the boundaries of

"the tree determines the border of the property"

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

"She redefined his duties"

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

Samples where delineate 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 delineate in the sense of this definition

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

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

Definition 6: represented accurately or precisely - [adjective denoting all]

Synonyms for delineate in the sense of this definition

(delineate is similar to ...) represented graphically by sketch or design or lines

(delineate is similar to ...) represented in words especially with sharpness and detail

"the vividly described wars"

(delineate is similar to ...) shown or represented by diagrams

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