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  1. adumbrate

    • IPA[ˈadəmˌbrāt]


    • v.
      report or represent in outline;indicate faintly
    • verb: adumbrate, 3rd person present: adumbrates, gerund or present participle: adumbrating, past tense: adumbrated, past participle: adumbrated

    • 釋義


    • 1. formal report or represent in outline they have adumbrated the importance of education as a means of social transformation
    • formal indicate faintly the walls were not more than adumbrated by the meager light
    • formal foreshadow or symbolize what qualities in Christ are adumbrated by the vine?
    • formal overshadow her happy reminiscences were adumbrated by consciousness of something else
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    • IPA[ˈadʌmbreɪt]


    • v.
      represent in outline: Hobhouse had already adumbrated the idea of a welfare state

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