Delineate and Illustrate


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Delineate verb – To give a representation or account of in words.
Usage example: the story does a remarkable job of delineating the emotions that immigrants feel upon their arrival in a strange country

Illustrate is a synonym for delineate. In some cases you can use "Illustrate" instead a verb "Delineate".
Nearby Words: delineation, delineating, delineator
Synonyms for Delineate


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Illustrate verb – To show or make clear by using examples.
Delineate is a synonym for illustrate in activity topic. You can use "Delineate" instead a verb "Illustrate", if it concerns topics such as demonstrate, decorating.
Nearby Words: illustration, illustrative, illustrating, illustrator
Synonyms for Illustrate

Common collocations

character delineate character illustrate character
problem delineate problem illustrate problem
history delineate history illustrate history
differences delineate differences illustrate differences
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