Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb delineate

5 senses of delineate

Sense 1
define, delineate -- (show the form or outline of; "The tree was clearly defined by the light"; "The camera could define the smallest object")
       => show -- (make visible or noticeable; "She showed her talent for cooking"; "Show me your etchings, please")

Sense 2
specify, define, delineate, delimit, delimitate -- (determine the essential quality of)
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Sense 3
delineate, limn, outline -- (trace the shape of)
       => draw -- (represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface; "She drew an elephant"; "Draw me a horse")

Sense 4
trace, draw, line, describe, delineate -- (make a mark or lines on a surface; "draw a line"; "trace the outline of a figure in the sand")
       => mark -- (make or leave a mark on; "the scouts marked the trail"; "ash marked the believers' foreheads")

Sense 5
delineate -- (describe in vivid detail)
       => describe, depict, draw -- (give a description of; "He drew an elaborate plan of attack")

Antonyms of adj delineate

1 sense of delineate

Sense 1
delineated (vs. undelineated), represented, delineate -- (represented accurately or precisely)


Similarity of adj delineate

1 sense of delineate

Sense 1
delineated (vs. undelineated), represented, delineate -- (represented accurately or precisely)
       => depicted, pictured, portrayed -- (represented graphically by sketch or design or lines)
       => described -- (represented in words especially with sharpness and detail; "the vividly described wars")
       => diagrammatic, diagrammatical -- (shown or represented by diagrams)

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