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de·lin·e·ate

 (dĭ-lĭn′ē-āt′)
tr.v. de·lin·e·at·ed, de·lin·e·at·ing, de·lin·e·ates
1.
a. To draw or depict: "In black and white wash, he delineated the gnarled roots of a tree" (Sally Holmes Holtze).
b. To describe or characterize in words: "the specter of the bored and isolated housewife, which Friedan delineated so brilliantly" (Mary V. Dearborn).
2.
a. To mark, form, or show the outline or border of: The police delineated the crime scene with yellow tape. A hedge delineates one plot of land from the other.
b. To establish the position of (a border): The treaty delineates the border between Spanish and American territory.
c. To show or contain a distinguishing characteristic of; distinguish: "The first game ... delineated the differences between the two teams" (Stuart Miller).

[Latin dēlīneāre, dēlīneāt- : dē-, de- + līnea, line, thread; see line1.]

de·lin′e·a′tion n.
de·lin′e·a′tive adj.
de·lin′e·a′tor n.

delineate

(dɪˈlɪnɪˌeɪt)
vb (tr)
1. to trace the shape or outline of; sketch
2. to represent pictorially, as by making a chart or diagram; depict
3. to portray in words, esp with detail and precision; describe
[C16: from Latin dēlīneāre to sketch out, from līnea line1]
deˈlineable adj
deˌlineˈation n
deˈlineative adj

de•lin•e•ate

(dɪˈlɪn iˌeɪt)

v.t. -at•ed, -at•ing.
1. to trace the outline of; represent pictorially.
2. to portray in words; describe with precision.
[1550–60; < Latin dēlīneātus, past participle of dēlīneāre=- de- + līneāre to mark with lines]
de•lin′e•a•ble (-ə bəl) adj.
de•lin′e•a`tor, n.

delineate


Past participle: delineated
Gerund: delineating

Imperative
delineate
delineate
Present
I delineate
you delineate
he/she/it delineates
we delineate
you delineate
they delineate
Preterite
I delineated
you delineated
he/she/it delineated
we delineated
you delineated
they delineated
Present Continuous
I am delineating
you are delineating
he/she/it is delineating
we are delineating
you are delineating
they are delineating
Present Perfect
I have delineated
you have delineated
he/she/it has delineated
we have delineated
you have delineated
they have delineated
Past Continuous
I was delineating
you were delineating
he/she/it was delineating
we were delineating
you were delineating
they were delineating
Past Perfect
I had delineated
you had delineated
he/she/it had delineated
we had delineated
you had delineated
they had delineated
Future
I will delineate
you will delineate
he/she/it will delineate
we will delineate
you will delineate
they will delineate
Future Perfect
I will have delineated
you will have delineated
he/she/it will have delineated
we will have delineated
you will have delineated
they will have delineated
Future Continuous
I will be delineating
you will be delineating
he/she/it will be delineating
we will be delineating
you will be delineating
they will be delineating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been delineating
you have been delineating
he/she/it has been delineating
we have been delineating
you have been delineating
they have been delineating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been delineating
you will have been delineating
he/she/it will have been delineating
we will have been delineating
you will have been delineating
they will have been delineating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been delineating
you had been delineating
he/she/it had been delineating
we had been delineating
you had been delineating
they had been delineating
Conditional
I would delineate
you would delineate
he/she/it would delineate
we would delineate
you would delineate
they would delineate
Past Conditional
I would have delineated
you would have delineated
he/she/it would have delineated
we would have delineated
you would have delineated
they would have delineated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.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"
2.delineate - determine the essential quality of
determine - fix in scope; fix the boundaries of; "the tree determines the border of the property"
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
redefine - give a new or different definition to; "She redefined his duties"
3.delineate - trace the shape of
lipstick - form by tracing with lipstick; "The clown had lipsticked circles on his cheeks"
contour - form the contours 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"
4.delineate - make a mark or lines on a surfacedelineate - 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"
construct - draw with suitable instruments and under specified conditions; "construct an equilateral triangle"
inscribe - draw within a figure so as to touch in as many places as possible
circumscribe - draw a line around; "He drew a circle around the points"
circumscribe - to draw a geometric figure around another figure so that the two are in contact but do not intersect
draw - engage in drawing; "He spent the day drawing in the garden"
draw - represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface; "She drew an elephant"; "Draw me a horse"
write - mark or trace on a surface; "The artist wrote Chinese characters on a big piece of white paper"; "Russian is written with the Cyrillic alphabet"
5.delineate - describe in vivid detail
describe, depict, draw - give a description of; "He drew an elaborate plan of attack"
Adj.1.delineate - represented accurately or precisely

delineate

verb
1. outline, describe, draw, picture, paint, chart, trace, portray, sketch, render, depict, characterize, map out The relationship between Church and State was delineated in a formal agreement.
2. determine, define, chart, map out a settlement to delineate the border

delineate

verb
To present a lifelike image of:
Translations

delineate

[dɪˈlɪnɪeɪt] VT
1. (= draw) [+ outline] → delinear, trazar
2. (= describe) [+ character] → describir, pintar; [+ plans] → trazar
3. (= delimit) → definir

delineate

[dɪˈlɪnieɪt] vt
(= define) → définir
(= depict) [+ person, situation] → décrire
(= draw) [+ line] → tracer, esquisser; [+ border] → définir

delineate

vt (= draw)skizzieren; boundary, bordereinzeichnen; (= describe)beschreiben, darstellen

delineate

[dɪˈlɪnɪˌeɪt] vt (frm) → delineare