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define

 
Verb define has 4 senses
  1. define - give a definition for the meaning of a word; "Define `sadness'"
    --1 is one way to
    specify, set, determine, fix, limit
    Derived form: noun definition1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  2. specify, define, delineate, delimit, delimitate - determine the essential quality of
    --2 is one way to be
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  3. define - determine the nature of; "What defines a good wine?"
    --3 is one way to
    characterize, characterise
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  4. define, delineate - delineate the form or outline of; "The tree was clearly defined by the light"; "The camera could define the smallest object"
    --4 is one way to show
    Derived forms: noun definition2, noun defining1
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
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