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    Word meaning state and illustrate?

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by Azurisy, May 19, 2014.

    What is the word that means

    1. State
    2. Illustrate
     
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    delineate?
     
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    Exemplify?
     
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    Yes, but not exactly.

    Delineate means to outline its form.
     
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    Yes, but not exactly.

    Exemplify means to support with its evidence.
     
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    Demonstrate?
     
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    Yes, but not exactly.

    Demonstrate means to prove it.
     
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    Should I best use the word showcase?
     
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    Showcase does not carry the meaning of state (v.) to me.
     
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    I don't quite agree with you on that one. To demonstrate means to show others how something is done (or how you think something should be done) or to illustrate your point.

    Take demonstrators, I wouldn't say they were proving anything.

    Similarly, in court, barristers don't demonstrate their point/case.

    Demonstrate is a physical act, not one that can be done by speech/dialogue alone.
     
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    In what context are you using the word, can you give us the sentence it appears in?
     
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    That's the etymology, but not the modern usage:

     
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    I want to say as follows.

    Azuris showcases Assets by Harshavardhan Vijay Moghe.

    I want to use better word for showcase.
     
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    I think that's the least of your troubles. Are you a native English speaker? Some of your phrases here and in your preface thread are awkward. I didn't even understand what you meant in the OP. I'm surprised other people did.

    "I want to say as follows."
    Most people would say, I want to say the following:

    "I want to use better word..."
    Is that a typo or do you not know you left the article out?
    I want to use a better word...

    "Should I best use the word showcase?"
    Is that your own construction or are you using an autobot translator?

    I started to critique your preface but it was so confusing to me I didn't know where to start.

    So my question is, what is your native language? And are you writing in this odd way as a particular style choice or because your command of English is good but maybe not quite fluent?

    I'm not trying to insult you, I just want to know if these questions are where you need to begin, or maybe you need to get another kind of help first.
     
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    I answer your questions as follows.

    That is not a typo or I do not know I left the article out.

    That is my own construction.

    My native language is English.

    I am not writing in this odd way as a particular style choice or because my command of English is good but maybe not quite fluent.

    Am I answering your questions?
     
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    My advice would be to try and use simpler words. I know I used to try and use fancy sentences and elevated language but the truth was my writing skill wasn't at the point where I could do so without losing flow and meaning. Good writing doesn't need fancy words. You could try using
    'tells the story of'
    'outlines'
    'illustrates'
     
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    Yes, I agree. I always like to use simple words.
     
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    i don't see how the meanings of both words you listed can be fused together in one word...

    you need to explain what you mean by 'showcases'...

    what will the character actually be doing in re that title?... is it a book, or a painting, or what?

    where and how will it be 'showcased'?

    and only the title should be in italics, not the byline...
     
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    i don't see how the meanings of both words you listed can be fused together in one word...

    you need to explain what you mean by 'showcases'...

    what will the character actually be doing in re that title?... is it a book, or a painting, or what?

    where and how will it be 'showcased'?... and to what purpose?

    and only the title should be in italics, not the byline...
     
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    I want to write good tagline of my website. Check my profile, to get my home page address.
     
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    what does that have to do with finding a single word meaning 'state' and 'illustrate'?
     
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    Showcase means to exhibit or display so if that's all you are doing, then that's the right word. If you are intending to do something else, like, explain Assets or talk about the work then showcase is the wrong word. How about the word 'Discusses'?
     

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