Illustrate and Outline


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Illustrate verb – To show or make clear by using examples.
Outline and illustrate are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Outline" instead a verb "Illustrate".
Nearby Words: illustration, illustrative, illustrating, illustrator
Synonyms for Illustrate


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Outline verb – To draw or make apparent the outline of.
Illustrate and outline are semantically related. Sometimes you can use "Illustrate" instead a verb "Outline".
Nearby Words: outlined, outlining
Synonyms for Outline

Common collocations

development illustrate development outline development
plan illustrate plan outline plan
difference illustrate difference outline difference
side illustrate side outline side
Other nouns: plans, rules, points, reasons, backstory.
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