Delineate meaning

dĭ-lĭnē-āt
Delineate is defined as to trace an outline, to sketch something or to describe with great specificity.

An example of delineate is to draw the outline of the United States.

An example of delineate is to explain a specific drawing down to the last detail.

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To trace the outline of; sketch out.
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To depict, represent with pictures.
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To describe or depict with words or gestures.
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To outline or mark out.
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To draw; depict.
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To depict in words; describe.
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To sketch out, draw or trace an outline.
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Origin of delineate

  • Latin dēlīneāre dēlīneāt- dē- de- līnea line, thread line1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin delineatus, past participle of dēlīneo (“to sketch out, to delineate”), from de- + līnea (“line”)

    From Wiktionary