Synonyms for adumbrate

Grammar : Verb
Spell : a-duhm-breyt, ad-uh m-breyt
Phonetic Transcription : æˈdʌm breɪt, ˈæd əmˌbreɪt

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Définition of adumbrate

Origin :
  • "to outline, to sketch," 1580s, from Latin adumbratus "sketched, shadowed in outline," past participle of adumbrare "to represent (a thing) in outline" (see adumbration). Meaning "to overshadow" is 1660s. Related: Adumbrated; adumbrating.
  • verb foreshadow
Example sentences :
  • There had, in truth, scarcely yet been time enough to adumbrate the possibilities opened up by this gentleman's return.
  • Extract from : « A Laodicean » by Thomas Hardy
  • But it is now time to state, or rather faintly to adumbrate, the grand assumption of this singular work.
  • Extract from : « The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 88, February, 1865 » by Various
  • Feeble is human speech to deal with such high matters, serving, at the best, but dimly to adumbrate ineffable truths.
  • Extract from : « The Contemporary Review, January 1883 » by Various
  • One could adumbrate triumph or disaster by the effort, sustained or otherwise, made by them.
  • Extract from : « The Soul of Susan Yellam » by Horace Annesley Vachell
  • A type is a symbol appointed by God to adumbrate something higher in the future, which is called the antitype.
  • Extract from : « Companion to the Bible » by E. P. Barrows

Antonyms for adumbrate

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