Delineate and Summarize


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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

Summarize and delineate are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Summarize" instead a verb "Delineate".
Nearby Words: delineation, delineating, delineator
Synonyms for Delineate


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Summarize verb – To make into a short statement of the main points (as of a report).
Delineate and summarize are semantically related. Sometimes you can use "Delineate" instead a verb "Summarize".
Nearby Words: summary, summarise, summation, summarization, summarised
Synonyms for Summarize

Common collocations

character delineate character summarize character
speech delineate speech summarize speech
problem delineate problem summarize problem
history delineate history summarize history
Other nouns: emotions.
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