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Synonyms for define
dɪˈfaɪn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. specify, define, delineate, delimit, delimitate(verb)

    determine the essential quality of

    Synonyms:
    particularise, qualify, narrow, nail down, describe, outline, demarcate, delineate, pin down, determine, particularize, assign, specify, intend, destine, designate, specialize, limn, delimit, specialise, stipulate, line, subtend, delimitate, draw, limit, trace, set, condition, peg down, fix, narrow down, set apart

  2. define(verb)

    give a definition for the meaning of a word

    "Define `sadness'"

    Synonyms:
    delimitate, set, delimit, limit, specify, delineate, fix, determine

  3. define(verb)

    determine the nature of

    "What defines a good wine?"

    Synonyms:
    delimitate, set, delimit, limit, specify, delineate, fix, determine

  4. define, delineate(verb)

    show the form or outline of

    "The tree was clearly defined by the light"; "The camera could define the smallest object"

    Synonyms:
    delimitate, line, set, limn, delimit, outline, limit, trace, describe, specify, delineate, fix, draw, determine

  5. specify, set, determine, define, fix, limit(verb)

    decide upon or fix definitely

    "fix the variables"; "specify the parameters"

    Synonyms:
    specialise, particularise, localize, restore, make, gear up, fructify, doctor, sterilise, coiffure, cook, mend, delimitate, delimit, mold, peg down, put, fixate, regulate, do, unsex, posit, condition, place, learn, fix, countersink, arrange, make up one's mind, desexualise, set up, desexualize, pay back, lay, plant, coif, dress, ready, trammel, localise, ascertain, mark, circumscribe, go under, square up, check, specify, correct, secure, nail down, repair, delineate, particularize, set, position, decide, touch on, find out, see, sic, square off, limit, jell, restrict, prepare, destine, situate, coiffe, find, throttle, deposit, furbish up, get, pose, pin down, influence, typeset, rig, sterilize, qualify, bound, determine, narrow, set apart, desex, narrow down, watch, go down, congeal, intend, assign, confine, fasten, pay off, bushel, stipulate, restrain, shape, settle, lay out, specialize, adjust, designate

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. define

    Synonyms:
    mark out, limit, designate, specify, eliminate, elucidate, explain, fix, settle, determine, bound

    Antonyms:
    confound, confuse, obscure, mystify, misstate, misconceive, misconstrue, misdefine

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. define(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    limit, bound, circumscribe, set bounds to, fix the limits of

  2. define(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    describe, declare the properties of

  3. define(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    explain the meaning of, give the signification of

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How to use define in a sentence?

  1. Alexis karpouzos:

    When one door opens, another closes. this is the eternity's circle, mistakes belongs to us, but not all, the fate mapped out for us to follow, but does not define our choices, beings of necessity and randomness, we're rattling over the abyss in the vicinity of dying stars

  2. Patrick Shanahan.However:

    This alternate nuclear posture review is the first and only analysis in the public domain that uses credible estimates of existing Patrick Shanahan.However war plan target requirements and goes on to define the forces needed to meet them, and thus it challenges the Pentagon on its own terms.

  3. Scott Schieman:

    Dividing up housework and parenting responsibilities can be tricky, especially if both partners work outside the home, and whether you define that division of labor as equal or unequal can really change your attitude toward it.

  4. Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist 22:

    Laws are a dead letter without courts to expound and define their true meaning and operation.

  5. Nancy Pelosi:

    Advocate from the left on them, but they are right down the center, redefine what the center is, and don't let them define our agenda as something that is far left.


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