[Vocabulary] the use of outline

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It means he presented an overview (without going into detail) of his agenda.

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1. Is explain in words incorrect?
2. Is explain the part outline his agenda incorrect or overwritten?

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1. Is explain in words incorrect? "In words" is redundant. How else is a reply on this forum going to explain something?
2. Is "explain the part (use quotation marks around the entire quoted text including the italicized section) outline his agenda" incorrect or overwritten? "The part" is unnecessary but not incorrect.
See above.
 

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Does redundant mean overwritten above?
I wouldn't say "overwritten" myself, but I suppose it could be used there. "Redundant" is clear: it means that the text repeats something which has already been said. "Overwritten" could mean many things related to using too many words.
 

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The verb 'outlined' in the quoted sentence is used in definition 2 of the link you gave:

indicated the principal features or different parts of
 

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1. "The president outlined his agenda for the next term"

2. "
The president summarized his agenda for the next term."

Can 1 and 2 exactly and exactly be the same for some cases?

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They are very similar. Outlined is somewhat more likely to be used prospectively (in advance, to describe something you're planning), and summarized retrospectively (afterwards, to describe something that has happened).

Don't write "exactly and exactly". It doesn't mean anything.
 
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