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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. Witold Gombrowicz:

    Do you want to know who you are Don't ask. Act Action will delineate and define you.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    Hard work does bring success in terms of peace of mind only, but perhaps never that one which almost all people define and equate it with a person’s huge monetary growth and high financial progress.

  3. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Only, Love diction and word cannot define itself unless a heart breathes in the veins, with that, which; indeed, qualifies the reality of its soul-touching definition.

  4. Denis Watley:

    The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don't define them, or ever seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.

  5. Mark Lemley:

    While courts are reluctant to define single-brand markets, it seems appropriate to do so here, if you own an iPhone, you can only buy apps through the Apple App Store... People aren't going to switch phone ecosystems based on the availability of a single app.

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