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1. define

verb. ['dɪˈfaɪn'] determine the essential quality of.

Synonyms

  • specify
  • determine
  • delimitate
  • delimit
  • delineate
  • redefine

Antonyms

  • ascend
  • rise
  • moving
  • unsettled

Etymology

  • definen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • definer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Rhymes with Define

  • disincline
  • bodenstein
  • recombine
  • missildine
  • macalpine
  • intertwine
  • bornstein
  • barentine
  • sharp-sign
  • sharp-sign

  • redesign
  • leontine
  • vanduyne
  • vanduyn
  • vandine
  • recline
  • reassign
  • realign
  • incline
  • hot-line
  • gourdine
  • entwine
  • enshrine
  • decline
  • consign
  • confine
  • combine
  • supine
  • strine
  • resign

How do you pronounce define?

Pronounce define as dɪˈfaɪn.

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How do you spell define? Is it deffine ?

A common misspelling of define is deffine

Sentences with define


1. Verb, base form
Use the second column of the spreadsheet to define the ranges for which you want to find the frequency.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Thoroughly research the existing literature about your topic, and clearly define the problem your report will address.

3. Noun, singular or mass
Human beings define right and wrong relative to their conditioned experienced of pleasure and pain, respectively.

Quotes about define


1. As I've progressed in my career, I've come to appreciate - and really value - the other attributes that define a company's success beyond the P&L: great leadership, long-term financial strength, ethical business practices, evolving business strategies, sound governance, powerful brands, values-based decision-making.
- Ursula Burns

2. We hope we are moving toward a world where sexual orientation is not an issue, because we hate the idea of a gay ghetto. I think that it's a real shame that people become restricted by their sexuality or define their whole lives by their sexuality.
- Neil Tennant

3. The more women sit down and write something in a woman's voice for a woman, they more you'll see women in comedy because gender doesn't define sense of humor. Imagination and intelligence and perspective do.
- Kristen Schaal

2. define

verb. ['dɪˈfaɪn'] give a definition for the meaning of a word.

Synonyms

  • fix
  • specify
  • determine
  • limit
  • redefine

Antonyms

  • desynchronize
  • blur
  • desynchronise
  • winterize

Etymology

  • definen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • definer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. define

verb. ['dɪˈfaɪn'] determine the nature of.

Synonyms

  • characterize

Antonyms

  • disarranged
  • soft

Etymology

  • definen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • definer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. define

verb. ['dɪˈfaɪn'] show the form or outline of.

Synonyms

  • show

Antonyms

  • up
  • unwire

Etymology

  • definen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • definer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

5. define

verb. ['dɪˈfaɪn'] decide upon or fix definitely.

Synonyms

  • pick out
  • fix
  • specify
  • determine
  • limit
  • name
  • select
  • quantify
  • reset
  • take
  • choose

Antonyms

  • deglycerolize
  • pressurize
  • depressurise
  • pressurise

Etymology

  • definen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • definer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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