frame - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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present tense
present participleframing
past tenseframed
past participleframed
  1. 1
    [often passive] to put a picture or photograph in a frame

    That’s a nice photo – you ought to have it framed.

  2. 2
    literary to form a border around something

    Long red hair framed her smiling face.

  3. 3
    to develop or make up something such as a plan or law

    Many people were involved in framing these proposals.

  4. 4
    informal to make someone seem guilty of a crime when they are not, for example by lying to the police or by producing false evidence