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adumbrate

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishadumbratead‧um‧brate /ˈædʌmbreɪt/ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 formalFINISH DOING something to suggest or describe something in an incomplete way→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
adumbrateThe incident adumbrates an attitude of mind which is mirrored in the linguistic techniques exploited later in the novel.The essentials of this form of government may be adumbrated as follows.De Smith has adumbrated four different tests which the courts have at one time or another used.These considerations adumbrate the argument for the secondary role of consent in the justification of authority.In this chapter, however, we want to adumbrate the principal features of the continuum view of non-linear viscoelasticity.He told me that his civil servants had said that this was impossible, and adumbrated the problem to me.
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Verb table
adumbrate
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyadumbrate
he, she, itadumbrates
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyadumbrated
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave adumbrated
he, she, ithas adumbrated
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad adumbrated
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill adumbrate
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have adumbrated
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam adumbrating
he, she, itis adumbrating
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you, we, theyare adumbrating
Past
I, he, she, itwas adumbrating
you, we, theywere adumbrating
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been adumbrating
he, she, ithas been adumbrating
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been adumbrating
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be adumbrating
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been adumbrating
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