Define – Synonyms

31.05.23 Synonyms Time to read: 2min

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The word “define” is another expression for describing or outlining something or somaeone. It is also used to apply characteristics and traits to something or somaeone. Another word for “define” is outline. More synonyms of the word “define” will be listed in this article with its various meanings.

“Define” – General synonyms

The following illustrates other words for “define” that may be used in everyday conversation as well as in academic writing.

“Define” – Synonyms in the sense of outline

Synonyms of the word “define” in the sense of outline, meaning marking an estimate boundary to something, are:

  • Border
  • Confine
  • Delineate
  • Distinguish
  • Encircle
  • Enclose
  • Establish
  • Fence in
  • Limit
  • Mark
  • Set
  • Set bounds to
  • Surround
  • Wall in

“Define” – synonyms in the sense of characterize

Synonyms of the word “define” in the sense of characterize, meaning contributing specific traits to something or somaeone, are:

  • Categorize
  • Characterize
  • Classify
  • Describe
  • Depict
  • Determine
  • Identify
  • Illustrate
  • Indicate
  • Individualize
  • Particularize
  • Portray
  • Prescribe
  • Represent
  • Specify
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“Define” – Synonyms used in academic writing

In an academic context, the word “define” means to describe something by prescribing qualities. Synonyms for “define” used in academic writing will be shown below.
Are you looking for suitable synonyms for “Define” for your academic paper? Have a look at the table below with the top suggestions from our BachelorPrint-Team.

“Define” Synonyms Examples
Outline Please define the color changes in your portrait more clearly.
Please outline the color changes in your portrait more clearly.
Determine According to the outcome, it can be defined
According to the outcome, it can be determined
Describe The doctors wanted him to define the pain he was feeling in his chest.
The doctors wanted him to describe the pain he was feeling in his chest.

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