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adumbrate

adumbrate

adumbrate - Dictionary definition and meaning for word adumbrate

Definition
(verb) describe roughly or briefly or give the main points or summary of
Synonyms : outline , sketch
Example Sentence
  • sketch the outline of the book
  • outline his ideas

Definition
(verb) give to understand
Synonyms : insinuate , intimate
Example Sentence
  • I insinuated that I did not like his wife

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for adumbrate

A dumb brat can't give the details - just a sketchy outline.
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by thebookie3

umbra means shadow, ad+umbra means to shadow the details, so the word means outline, to shadow, obscure and overshadow.
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by arulrs

A+DUMB+REPRESENTATION=ADUMBRATION...imagine a dumb is giving you a representation...how will he do it???....represent in outline,indicate faintly...
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by nileshdive

A dumb rate is always vague.
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by shaktipada

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