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describe

de·scribe

describe

 
 
pronunciation:
dih skraIb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: described, describes, describing
definition 1: to tell about; give a verbal account of.
She described the sights of the city in beautiful detail.When the waiter described the dishes, they sounded delicious.He described to the enthralled children how he was able to escape.
synonyms:
portray, tell about
similar words:
characterize, chronicle, delineate, detail, narrate, qualify, recount, relate, report
definition 2: to draw the outline of; delineate.
a line that describes an arc
synonyms:
delineate, outline
similar words:
define, depict, draw, illustrate, picture, portray, sketch, trace
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derivation: describable (adj.)
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