I verb allocate, allot, apportion, assign, border, bound, circumscribe, compass, confine, contradistinguish, define, delimit, delimitate, demark, determine, determine boundaries, differentiate, discriminate, distinguish, disunite, divide, enclose, encompass, establish boundaries, fence off, fix limits, lay down limits, limit, mark, mark limits, mark out, outline, partition, rope off, segregate, separate, set apart, set bounds to, set off, stake out, zone II index allot, apportion, border (bound), circumscribe (define), delimit, differentiate, distinguish, divide (separate), hedge, label, locate, restrict, specify

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  • Demarcate — De*mar cate, v. t. [See {Demarcation}.] To mark by bounds; to set the limits of; to separate; to discriminate. Wilkinson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • demarcate — 1816, back formation from DEMARCATION (Cf. demarcation). Related: Demarcated; demarcating …   Etymology dictionary

  • demarcate — *distinguish, differentiate, discriminate Analogous words: *limit, restrict, circumscribe, confine: define, assign, *prescribe …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • demarcate — ► VERB ▪ set the boundaries or limits of …   English terms dictionary

  • demarcate — [dē mark′, di mark′, dē′mark′dē mär′kāt, dimär′kāt, dē′mär kāt΄] vt. demarcated, demarcating [back form. < DEMARCATION] 1. to set or mark the limits of; delimit 2. to mark the difference between; distinguish; separate: Also demark [dē mark′,… …   English World dictionary

  • demarcate — demarcator, n. /di mahr kayt, dee mahr kayt /, v.t., demarcated, demarcating. 1. to determine or mark off the boundaries or limits of: to demarcate a piece of property. 2. to separate distinctly: to demarcate the lots with fences. [1810 20; back… …   Universalium

  • demarcate — [[t]di͟ːmɑː(r)keɪt, AM dɪmɑ͟ːrk [/t]] demarcates, demarcating, demarcated VERB If you demarcate something, you establish its boundaries or limits. [FORMAL] [V n] A special UN commission was formed to demarcate the border. Syn: delimit …   English dictionary

  • demarcate — UK [ˈdiːmɑː(r)keɪt] / US [ˈdɪmɑrˌkeɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms demarcate : present tense I/you/we/they demarcate he/she/it demarcates present participle demarcating past tense demarcated past participle demarcated formal to decide the limits …   English dictionary

  • demarcate — transitive verb ( cated; cating) Etymology: back formation from demarcation, from Spanish demarcación, from demarcar to delimit, from de + marcar to mark, probably from Italian marcare, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German marha boundary …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • demarcate — de•mar•cate [[t]dɪˈmɑr keɪt, ˈdi mɑrˌkeɪt[/t]] v. t. cat•ed, cat•ing 1) to determine or mark off the boundaries of 2) to separate distinctly: to demarcate the lots with fences[/ex] • Etymology: 1810–20 de•mar′ca•tor, n …   From formal English to slang

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