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The government defines excessive drinking as drinking too much on one occasion over the course of a week.

And if horse racing endures and survives, it will be the result of an overdue focus on the august animal that defines the pastime.

As big a threat as ISIS is, the competition that truly defines the Middle East is the one between Saudi Arabia and Iran.

Sure, Nancy has the fish-out-of-water thing going on, but that attribute often defines Piper.

No matter how affluent, educated and mobile [a black person] becomes, his race defines him more than anything else.

The distance between the two pins at each corner now defines the amount of surplus that is to be taken up.

The art proposes to itself an end to be attained, defines the end, and hands it over to the science.

It defines the condition of the individual and the qualifications, the rights and the duties of the citizen.

It defines the powers and prerogatives of government, and assigns to each department its limits and its sphere.

"Sublimitas," misleadingly translated "sublimity," the author defines as elevation and greatness of style.


On this page you'll find 88 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to defines, such as: delineate, represent, decide, explain, describe, and prescribe.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.