ad·um·brate /ˈædəmˌbret, æˈdʌm-/
Ad·um·brate v. t.
1. To give a faint shadow or slight representation of; to outline; to shadow forth.
Both in the vastness and the richness of the visible universe the invisible God is adumbrated. --L. Taylor.
2. To overshadow; to shade.
v 1: describe roughly or briefly or give the main points or
summary of; "sketch the outline of the book"; "outline
his ideas" [syn: sketch, outline]
2: give to understand; "I insinuated that I did not like his
wife" [syn: intimate, insinuate]