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Synonyms of outline in English:


  • 1 the outline of the building
    silhouette, profile, shape, contours, form, line, delineation;
    diagram, sketch
    literary lineaments
  • 2 an outline of expenditure for each department
    rough idea, thumbnail sketch, (quick) rundown, summary, synopsis, résumé, précis;
    essence, main/key points, gist, (bare) bones, draft, sketch
  • verb

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  • 1 the plane was outlined against the sky
    silhouette, define, demarcate;
    sketch, delineate, trace
  • 2 she outlined the plan briefly
    rough out, sketch out, draft, give a rough idea of, summarize, précis
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