Adumbrate (verb)

To indicate or suggest something in an indirect or general way.

Origin:

The word "adumbrate" is derived from the latin word "adumbrare" which means "to cast a shadow over, to indicate in a vague way".

Examples:

  1. He adumbrated the main points of his speech before going into more detail.
  2. The author adumbrates the theme of the novel in the introduction.
  3. The painting adumbrates the mood of the scene with its colors and brushstrokes.
  4. The new policy adumbrates a change in the company's direction.
  5. She adumbrated her plans for the future but didn't give too many details.
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