Synonyms for define

Synonyms for (verb) define

Synonyms: limit, set, specify, define, determine, fix

Definition: decide upon or fix definitely

Usage: fix the variables; specify the parameters

Similar words: select, choose, take, pick out

Definition: pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives

Usage: Take any one of these cards; Choose a good husband for your daughter; She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her


Synonyms: define

Definition: give a definition for the meaning of a word

Usage: Define `sadness'

Similar words: limit, set, specify, define, determine, fix

Definition: decide upon or fix definitely

Usage: fix the variables; specify the parameters


Synonyms: specify, define, delimit, delimitate, delineate

Definition: determine the essential quality of

Similar words: be

Definition: have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

Usage: John is rich; This is not a good answer


Synonyms: define

Definition: determine the nature of

Usage: What defines a good wine?

Similar words: characterise, characterize

Definition: be characteristic of

Usage: What characterizes a Venetian painting?


Synonyms: define, delineate

Definition: show the form or outline of

Usage: The tree was clearly defined by the light; The camera could define the smallest object

Similar words: show

Definition: make visible or noticeable

Usage: She showed her talent for cooking; Show me your etchings, please