Part of speech: verb

To sketch; portray.

Part of speech: verb

To draw in outline; portray; depict; describe.

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Usage examples "delineate":

  1. Thus with a faithful aim have we presumed, Adventurous, to delineate Nature's form; Whether in vast, majestic pomp array'd, 440 Or dress'd for pleasing wonder, or serene In Beauty's rosy smile. - "Poetical Works of Akenside", Mark Akenside.
  2. When they do not surround the whole Indian Ocean with land, they give to Asia a much less extent in the north and east than it actually possesses, make the land in this direction completely bounded by sea, and delineate two headlands projecting towards the north from the mainland. - "The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II", A.E. Nordenskieold.
  3. Bright was the exhibition of the union between true Christian enjoyment and Christian exertion, in the character whose moral and spiritual features I am attempting to delineate. - "The Dairyman's Daughter", Legh Richmond.