definition: to tell about; give a verbal account of.
example: She described the sights of the city in beautiful detail.
example: When the waiter described the dishes, they sounded delicious.
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Collocations: Words often used in combination with the transitive verb describe
describe + NOUN: ~ situation, ~ experience, ~ process, ~ method, ~ scene, ~ image, ~ feeling, ~ dream, ~ sensation, ~ symptom, ~ procedure, ~ technique, ~ relationship, ~ nature, ~ behavior, ~ approach , ~ model, ~ function, ~ structure, ~ phenomenon, ~ content, ~ incident, ~ mechanism (e.g., described the mechanism by which the disease is transferred from animals to humans)
describe + MODIFIER: ~ in detail, ~ briefly, ~ fully, ~ adequately, ~ clearly, ~ aptly, ~ vividly