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delineate

[ dih-lin-ee-eyt ]
/ d瑟藞l瑟n i藢e瑟t /
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verb (used with object), de路lin路e路at路ed, de路lin路e路at路ing.
to trace the outline of; sketch or trace in outline; represent pictorially: He delineated the state of Texas on the map with a red pencil.
to portray in words; describe or outline with precision: In her speech she delineated the city plan with great care.
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Origin of delineate

First recorded in 1550鈥60; from Latin d膿l墨ne膩tus, equivalent to d膿- de- + l墨ne膩tus lineate

OTHER WORDS FROM delineate

de路lin路e路a路ble [dih-lin-ee-uh-buhl], /d瑟藞l瑟n i 蓹 b蓹l/, adjectivepre路de路lin路e路ate, verb (used with object), pre路de路lin路e路at路ed, pre路de路lin路e路at路ing.un路de路lin路e路a路ble, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for delineate

delineate
/ (d瑟藞l瑟n瑟藢e瑟t) /

verb (tr)
to trace the shape or outline of; sketch
to represent pictorially, as by making a chart or diagram; depict
to portray in words, esp with detail and precision; describe

Derived forms of delineate

delineable, adjectivedelineation, noundelineative, adjective

Word Origin for delineate

C16: from Latin d膿l墨ne膩re to sketch out, from l墨nea line 1
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