Adumbrate - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈædəmbreɪt|  American pronunciation of the word adumbrate
Brit.  |ˈadʌmbreɪt|  British pronunciation of the word adumbrate


- describe roughly or briefly or give the main points or summary of (syn: outline, sketch)
- give to understand (syn: insinuate, intimate)


...the strife in Bloody Kansas in the 1850s adumbrated the civil war that would follow...

Word forms

I/you/we/they: adumbrate
he/she/it: adumbrates
present participle: adumbrating
past tense: adumbrated
past participle: adumbrated
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