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 — more at mark Date: 1816 1. delimit 2. to set apart ; distinguish <
demarcate teachers as mentor, master and model teachers based on their level of education — Shanay Cadette
demarcation noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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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 — 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 …   Law dictionary

  • 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 — 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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