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> Give hint or indication of something
> Disclose partially or guardedly
> Foreshadow (a future event)
> Represent in outline
> To give only the main facts and not the details about something, especially something that will happen in the future

You might remember adumbrate better if you know that it developed from the Latin verb adumbrare, which in turn comes from “umbra,” the Latin word for “shadow.” To adumbrate then, is to offer a shadowy view of something.


Her constant complaining about the job would adumbrate her intent to leave.

The project’s objectives were adumbrated in the report.

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