1. shadow, shade, shade off, darken

usage: cast a shadow over

2. shade, fill in, draw, paint

usage: represent the effect of shade or shadow on

3. shade, screen, block out

usage: protect from light, heat, or view; "Shade your eyes when you step out into the bright sunlight"

4. shade, change, alter, modify

usage: vary slightly; "shade the meaning"

5. shade, change

usage: pass from one quality such as color to another by a slight degree; "the butterfly wings shade to yellow"


1. shaded (vs. unshaded), murky, mirky, shady, shadowed, shadowy, umbrageous

usage: protected from heat and light with shade or shadow; "shaded avenues"; "o'er the shaded billows rushed the night"- Alexander Pope

2. shaded (vs. unshaded), hatched, crosshatched

usage: (of pictures or drawings) drawn or painted with degrees or gradations of shadow; "the shaded areas of the face seemed to recede"

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