adumbrate
[ a-duhm-breyt ]
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Part of Speech verb
Origin + Etymology
Late 16th century; Latin from Latin adumbrat- ‘shaded’, from the verb adumbrare, from ad- ‘to’ (as an intensifier) + umbrare ‘cast a shadow’
Synonyms
  • foretell
  • indicate
Antonyms
  • illuminate
Definition
to produce a faint image or resemblance of; to outline or sketch
Example
The architect was expected to adumbrate the initial building plans by the end of the week.
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