define

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/dɪˈfaɪn/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/dɪˈfaɪn/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(di fīn)

Inflections of 'define' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
defines
v 3rd person singular
defining
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
defined
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
defined
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

define
WordReference English Thesaurus © 2020
Sense: Verb: set limits
Synonyms:
limit , delimit, set the limits of, mark the limits of, demarcate, delineate, determine the boundaries ofof, bound , outline , mark out, circumscribe
Antonyms:
unbind, release , open up, free from constraints, remove the limits
Sense: Verb: characterize
Synonyms:
characterize , characterise (UK), describe , depict , portray , represent
Antonyms:
confuse , distort , mix up, misunderstand, misconstrue, obscure , leave ambiguous
Sense: Verb: establish
Synonyms:
establish , determine , specify , fix , stipulate, designate, assign , decide , mark off, set out
Sense: Verb: explain
Synonyms:
explain , expound, elucidate, describe , spell out, explicate, give the meaning of, put sth into words
Sense: Verb: outline
Synonyms:
outline , trace , delineate, mark out, draw out, draw

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