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Synonyms for define
dɪˈfaɪnde·fine

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. specify, define, delineate, delimit, delimitateverb

    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. defineverb

    give a definition for the meaning of a word

    "Define `sadness'"

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

  3. defineverb

    determine the nature of

    "What defines a good wine?"

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

  4. define, delineateverb

    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, limitverb

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. defineverb

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

  2. defineverb

    Synonyms:
    describe, declare the properties of

  3. defineverb

    Synonyms:
    explain the meaning of, give the signification of

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How to use define in a sentence?

  1. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Options, in whatever subject, endorse confusion and skill weakness; however, a quick decision on this and that falls not as an option. Conversely, such possibilities define itself as two or various ways, to try as, if not that then this, for success; indeed, it compares and measures between lies and truth; falsehood and reality.

  2. El Feki:

    In the Arab region ... men are seen as financial providers and supporters -- this is how they define themselves, if men define themselves within that (economic) context and you take that self-identity away from them it becomes very difficult for them to find another role.

  3. The French league:

    Given that the reserve price has not been met, the consultations (bids) have been declared unsuccessful, the LFP gives itself 48 hours to define the next steps to take in the commercialization of its rights.

  4. Madison Cawthorn:

    To liberals I say, let's have a conversation, to conservatives, let's define what we support and win the argument in areas like health care and the environment.

  5. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Be aware, as the law is mostly for the public, not the republic authorities; similarly, as the rules of the United Nations, are only for its methodical members, not for the veto holders. Accordingly, the teeth of an elephant define that in suitably and relevantly context since children feel happy and enjoy it in a circus, without realizing the reality, even parents pay for it. Indeed, it is an authentic fact.


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