Synonyms to set the tone

characterize, adumbrate, argue, be characteristic, be indicative of, be significant of, be symptomatic of, bespeak, betoken, block out, brand, bring to life, catch a likeness, chalk out, character, chart, connote, define, delineate, demarcate, denominate, denote, depict, describe, diagram, differentiate, disclose, display, distinguish, draft, draw, earmark, entail, evoke, express, give evidence, give token, give words to, highlight, hint, hit off, identify, indicate, individualize, individuate, involve, keynote, label, limn, manifest, map, mark, mark off, mark out, mean, notate, note, outline, paint, peculiarize, personalize, picture, picturize, portray, print, qualify, register, render, represent, reveal, rough out, rub, schematize, set apart, set forth, set the pace, show, signalize, signify, skeleton, sketch, sound the keynote, stand for, suggest, symbolize, symptomatize, symptomize, take a rubbing, testify, trace, trace out, trace over, write, assign, baptize, bed, blaze, blaze a trail, blemish, blotch, bound, call, chalk, chalk up, check, check off, ch