verb (used with object), de·lin·e·at·ed, de·lin·e·at·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.
Origin of delineate
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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
Word Origin for delineate
C16: from Latin dēlīneāre to sketch out, from līnea line 1
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