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3 definitions found
 for adumbrate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Adumbrate \Ad*um"brate\, v. t. [L. adumbratus, p. p. of
     adumbrare; ad + umbrare to shade; umbra shadow.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. To give a faint shadow or slight representation of; to
        outline; to shadow forth.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Both in the vastness and the richness of the visible
              universe the invisible God is adumbrated. --L.
                                                    Taylor.
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     2. To overshadow; to shade.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  adumbrate
      v 1: describe roughly or briefly or give the main points or
           summary of; "sketch the outline of the book"; "outline his
           ideas" [syn: sketch, outline, adumbrate]
      2: give to understand; "I insinuated that I did not like his
         wife" [syn: intimate, adumbrate, insinuate]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  79 Moby Thesaurus words for "adumbrate":
     allude to, argue, augur, auspicate, becloud, bedim, bespeak,
     betoken, block out, bode, body forth, call, chalk out,
     characterize, cloud, darken, demonstrate, denote, dim, draft,
     drop a hint, embody, exemplify, figure, fog, forebode, forecast,
     foreshadow, foreshow, foretell, give a hint, give the cue,
     glance at, gloom, have a hunch, have an intimation, hint, hint at,
     illustrate, image, impersonate, imply, incarnate, indicate,
     insinuate, intimate, lower, mean, menace, mirror, mist, murk,
     obfuscate, omen, outline, overcast, personate, personify, portend,
     predict, prefigure, presage, pretypify, prognosticate, project,
     prompt, prophesy, realize, reflect, rough out, shadow,
     shadow forth, signify, skeleton, suggest, symbolize, threaten,
     typify, vaticinate
  
  

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