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  • verbgive description
  • verbdelimit, outline

synonyms for defines

  • characterize
  • construe
  • decide
  • delineate
  • describe
  • designate
  • detail
  • determine
  • exemplify
  • explain
  • illustrate
  • interpret
  • prescribe
  • represent
  • specify
  • spell out
  • ascertain
  • assign
  • denominate
  • denote
  • dub
  • elucidate
  • entitle
  • etch
  • expound
  • formalize
  • label
  • name
  • tag
  • translate
  • call a spade a spade
  • lay it out
  • nail it down

antonyms for defines

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  • confuse
  • hesitate
  • hide
  • misrepresent
  • obscure
  • distort
  • tangle
  • twist
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How to use defines in a sentence

The distance between the two pins at each corner now defines the amount of surplus that is to be taken up.
THE BOY MECHANIC, BOOK 2VARIOUS
The art proposes to itself an end to be attained, defines the end, and hands it over to the science.
A SYSTEM OF LOGIC: RATIOCINATIVE AND INDUCTIVEJOHN STUART MILL
It defines the condition of the individual and the qualifications, the rights and the duties of the citizen.
A SHORT HISTORY OF RHODE ISLANDGEORGE WASHINGTON GREENE
It defines the powers and prerogatives of government, and assigns to each department its limits and its sphere.
A SHORT HISTORY OF RHODE ISLANDGEORGE WASHINGTON GREENE
"Sublimitas," misleadingly translated "sublimity," the author defines as elevation and greatness of style.
RHETORIC AND POETRY IN THE RENAISSANCEDONALD LEMEN CLARK
One would think Buffon had had him in mind in that passage in which he defines genius as patience.
THE HISTORY OF MODERN PAINTING, VOLUME 1 (OF 4)RICHARD MUTHER
It is this circle of mutual influence within which there is a universe of discourse that defines the limits of the public.
INTRODUCTION TO THE SCIENCE OF SOCIOLOGYROBERT E. PARK
Webster defines a vista as "a view, especially a distant view, through or between intervening objects."
PARIS VISTASHELEN DAVENPORT GIBBONS
Public opinion, as he defines it, is simply the combined and sublimated judgments of individuals.
INTRODUCTION TO THE SCIENCE OF SOCIOLOGYROBERT E. PARK
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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