[v] give to understand; "I insinuated that I did not like his wife"
[v] describe roughly or briefly; "sketch the outline of the book"
\Ad*um"brate\, v. t. [L. adumbratus, p. p. of adumbrare; ad + umbrare to shade; umbra shadow.]
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.