1. give a description of

    Synonyms : describe, draw
    Type Of : set forth, expound, exposit
  2. show in, or as in, a picture

    Synonyms : picture, render, show
    Type Of : represent, interpret
    Examples :
    • This scene depicts country life
  3. make a portrait of

    Synonyms : limn, portray
    Type Of : interpret, represent


  1. delicately beautiful

    Synonyms : exquisite
    Examples :
    • a dainty teacup
  2. something considered choice to eat

    Synonyms : delicacy, goody, kickshaw, treat
    Type Of : nutriment, alimentation, nourishment, aliment, nutrition, sustenance, victuals
  3. excessively fastidious and easily disgusted

    Synonyms : nice, overnice, prissy, squeamish
  4. especially pleasing to the taste

    Examples :
    • a dainty dish to set before a kind


  1. abused or oppressed by people in power


  1. deprive of voting rights

    Synonyms : disenfranchise
    Type Of : deprive


  1. make into a demon

    Synonyms : demonise
    Type Of : alter, change, modify
    Examples :
    • Power had demonized him


  1. consider as a god or godlike

    Type Of : idealise, idealize
    Examples :
    • These young men deify financial success
  2. exalt to the position of a God

    Type Of : exalt


  1. pleasantly occupied

    Synonyms : amused, entertained


  1. the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something

    Synonyms : form, signifier, word form
    Type Of : word
  2. a piece of stored information that is used to identify an item in an information storage and retrieval system

    Type Of : information


  1. existing for a long time

    Synonyms : lasting, long-lasting, long-lived
    Examples :
    • hopes for a durable peace
  2. capable of withstanding wear and tear and decay

    Synonyms : long-wearing
    Examples :
    • durable denim jeans
  3. very long lasting

    Synonyms : indestructible, perdurable, undestroyable
    Examples :
    • less durable rocks were gradually worn away to form valleys
    • the perdurable granite of the ancient Appalachian spine of the continent


  1. become wider

    Synonyms : dilate
    Type Of : widen
  2. cause to expand as it by internal pressure

    Type Of : bloat
    Examples :
    • The gas distended the animal's body
  3. swell from or as if from internal pressure

    Type Of : intumesce, swell, swell up, tumefy, tumesce
    Examples :
    • The distended bellies of the starving cows