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Difference between "depict" and "delineate"



 
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Difference between "depict" and "delineate" #1 (permalink) Fri Dec 08, 2006 1:25 am   Difference between "depict" and "delineate"
 

English Language Proficiency Tests, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #87 "Verbal Test", question 2

Television can give you a very good idea of how people live in different countries as it can ......... scenes from every day life.

(a) deter
(b) depict
(c) delineate
(d) defer

English Language Proficiency Tests, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #87 "Verbal Test", answer 2

Television can give you a very good idea of how people live in different countries as it can depict scenes from every day life.

Correct answer: (b) depict
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What is the difference between "depict" and "delineate"?
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Difference between "depict" and "delineate" #2 (permalink) Fri Dec 08, 2006 9:35 am   Difference between "depict" and "delineate"
 

Hi,

Depict means literally give/show a picture of in the sense of describe. Delineate also suggests describe but is more the idea of giving an outline of something and would involve giving an outline with words like: plan/idea/scheme/proposal.

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