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de·fine

define

 
 
pronunciation:
dih faIn
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part of speech: verb
inflections: defines, defining, defined
definition 1: to explain or state the meaning of.
The teacher asked me to define the word "demolish."
similar words:
explain, interpret
definition 2: to describe the nature of.
Is the ability to think what defines human beings?
synonyms:
characterize
similar words:
describe, designate, determine, represent
derivations: definable (adj.), definably (adv.), definability (n.), definer (n.)
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