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adumbrate

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Verb (transitive)
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ad=um=brate

CIDE DICTIONARY

adumbratev. t. [L. adumbratus, p. p. of adumbrare; ad + umbrare to shade; umbra shadow.].
  •  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."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To overshadow; to shade.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

adumbrate, v.tr.
1 indicate faintly.
2 represent in outline.
3 foreshadow, typify.
4 overshadow.

Derivative
adumbration n. adumbrative adj.
Etymology
L adumbrare (as AD-, umbrare f. umbra shade)

THESAURUS

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

ROGET THESAURUS

adumbrate

Darkness

VB be dark, darken, obscure, shade, dim, tone down, lower, overcast, overshadow, eclipse, obfuscate, offuscate, obumbrate, adumbrate, cast into the shade becloud, bedim, bedarken, cast a shade, throw a shade, spread a shade, cast a shadow, cast a gloom, throw a shadow, spread a shadow, cast gloom, throw gloom, spread gloom, extinguish, put out, blow out, snuff out, doubt, turn out the lights, douse the lights, dim the lights, turn off the lights, switch off the lights.

Metaphor

VB employ a metaphor, personify, allegorize, adumbrate, shadow forth, apply, allude to.

Representation

VB copy, drawing, sketch, drought, draft, plot, chart, figure, scheme, image, likeness, icon, portrait, striking likeness, speaking likeness, very image, effigy, facsimile, figure, figure head, puppet, doll, figurine, aglet, manikin, lay- figure, model, mammet, marionette, fantoccini, waxwork, bust, statue, statuette, ideograph, hieroglyphic, anaglyph, kanji, diagram, monogram, map, plan, chart, ground plan, projection, elevation (plan), ichnography, cartography, atlas, outline, scheme, view, radiograph, scotograph, sciagraph, spectrogram, heliogram, V, represent, delineate, depict, depicture, portray, take a likeness, catch a likeness, hit off, photograph, daguerreotype, snapshot, figure, shadow forth, shadow out, adumbrate, body forth, describe, trace, copy, mold, dress up, illustrate, symbolize, paint, carve, engrave, personate, personify, impersonate, assume a character, pose as, act, play, mimic, hold the mirror up to nature.


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