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  • verbgive description
  • verbdelimit, outline

synonyms for defining

  • 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
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antonyms for defining

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

In many states statutes exist defining their right to sue and be sued, and their liability to creditors.
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Then followed various clauses defining the duties and authority with which Mr. Hunt, as Manager, was invested.
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Experience has led the parties to make stipulations defining and fixing their liability.
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There was no possible answer to this defining of our relative positions and there was no more controversy.
THE SUPPLIES FOR THE CONFEDERATE ARMYCALEB HUSE
Instead of defining form engaged in matter, it indicates what is the composite of soul and body, after the union has occurred.
PLOTINOS: COMPLETE WORKS, V. 3PLOTINOS (PLOTINUS)
That would amount to saying that what is measured by a foot-rule is an extension, without defining what extension in itself is.
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Speaking generally, we shall do wisely to exercise caution in defining the limits of the sexual life of the child.
THE SEXUAL LIFE OF THE CHILDALBERT MOLL
We notice at this point that we have used heart and mind and soul without defining what we meant by any of them.
SEEING THINGS AT NIGHTHEYWOOD BROUN
Defining the situation with reference to the participation of the immigrant is of course not solving the problem of immigration.
INTRODUCTION TO THE SCIENCE OF SOCIOLOGYROBERT E. PARK
Draw the arc b for the height, and circle c for the depth of the teeth, thus defining the height of the tooth at that end.
MECHANICAL DRAWING SELF-TAUGHTJOSHUA ROSE
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WORDS RELATED TO DEFINING

  • acute
  • crucial
  • decisive
  • defining
  • key
  • significant
  • characterizing
  • defining
  • delineating
  • depicting
  • describing
  • exhibiting
  • interpreting
  • mirroring
  • personifying
  • picturing
  • portraying
  • presenting
  • reporting
  • revealing
  • showing
  • symbolizing
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.