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British English: /dɪˈfʌɪn/
American English: /dəˈfaɪn/

Translation of define in French:

transitive verb

  • 1 (give definition of)
    définir (term, concept) (as comme)
  • 3 (express clearly)
    déterminer (problem)
    I can't define how I feel about him
    je ne saurais dire exactement ce que je ressens pour lui
  • 4to be defined against (stand out) (tree, building etc)
    se détacher nettement sur (sky, background)

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