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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. Margrethe Vestager:

    If we want to define the market, to set out what's acceptable and what isn't, then what we need is not more competition enforcement. We need regulation, so we may also need broader rules to make sure that the way companies collect and use data doesn't harm the fundamental values of our society.

  2. Cory Booker:

    This is not a referendum on one guy in one office ; this is a referendum on us and who we are going to be to each other. This is one of those moral moments in our nation that is going to define the moral character of our country.

  3. John Roccia:

    You shouldn't define yourself by a mistake or a setback. It is not career defining.

  4. Mike Kelly:

    Attempts by Democrats and the media to divide and define us by race are harmful. We need to elevate our level of discussion.

  5. Confucius:

    Study the past if you would define the future.


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