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1. delineate

adjective. ['dɪˈlɪniːˌeɪt'] represented accurately or precisely.

Synonyms

  • represented
  • portrayed
  • diagrammatic
  • depicted
  • delineated
  • described
  • diagrammatical

Antonyms

  • adduct
  • push
  • repel
  • abduct

Etymology

  • delineatus (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Delineate

  • abbreviate
  • affiliate
  • alleviate
  • appreciate
  • appropriate
  • asphyxiate
  • associate
  • associate
  • depreciate
  • deviate
  • differentiate
  • differentiate
  • emaciate
  • enunciate
  • enunciate
  • excoriate
  • expatriate
  • expiate
  • expropriate
  • foliate

Example sentences of the word delineate


1. Adjective
Mockingbirds use song to communicate, attract mates and delineate territory.

2. Verb, base form
Stretch mason string between the centers of all the batter boards to delineate the perimeter of the fence.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Subregions delineate based on their latitude: high Arctic tundra, middle Arctic tundra and low Arctic tundra.

Quotes containing the word delineate


1. Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.
- Thomas Jefferson

2. delineate

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

Synonyms

  • specify
  • determine
  • delimitate
  • delimit
  • define
  • redefine

Antonyms

  • uncover
  • nonconformity
  • noncompliance
  • empty

Etymology

  • delineatus (Latin)

3. delineate

verb. ['dɪˈlɪniːˌeɪt'] trace the shape of.

Synonyms

  • draw
  • contour
  • outline
  • lipstick

Antonyms

  • erase
  • inactivity
  • natural object
  • curve

Etymology

  • delineatus (Latin)

4. delineate

verb. ['dɪˈlɪniːˌeɪt'] describe in vivid detail.

Synonyms

  • depict
  • describe

Antonyms

  • invest
  • deposit
  • sheathe

Etymology

  • delineatus (Latin)

5. delineate

verb. ['dɪˈlɪniːˌeɪt'] make a mark or lines on a surface.

Synonyms

  • write
  • line
  • inscribe
  • construct
  • circumscribe
  • trace
  • describe
  • mark

Antonyms

  • obviate
  • exhale
  • stay in place
  • open

Etymology

  • delineatus (Latin)

6. delineate

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

Synonyms

  • show

Antonyms

  • dissuasion
  • discharge

Etymology

  • delineatus (Latin)
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