English edit

Etymology edit

From Latin dēlīneātus, past participle of dēlīneo (to sketch out, to delineate), from de- + līnea (line).

Pronunciation edit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /dɪˈlɪniːeɪt/
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Verb edit

delineate (third-person singular simple present delineates, present participle delineating, simple past and past participle delineated)

  1. To sketch out, draw or trace an outline.
  2. To depict, represent with pictures.
  3. To describe or depict with words or gestures.
  4. To outline or mark out.

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Italian edit

Etymology 1 edit

Verb edit


  1. inflection of delineare:
    1. second-person plural present indicative
    2. second-person plural imperative

Etymology 2 edit

Participle edit

delineate f pl

  1. feminine plural of delineato

Latin edit

Verb edit


  1. second-person plural present active imperative of dēlīneō

Spanish edit

Verb edit


  1. second-person singular voseo imperative of delinear combined with te