DESCRIBE

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describe ( describir )

verb \di-ˈskrīb\


: to tell someone the appearance, sound, smell, events, etc., of (something or someone) : to say what something or someone is like


: to make a motion or draw a line that shows the shape of (something)

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Full Definition of DESCRIBE

transitive verb


1: to represent or give an account of in words <describe a picture>


2: to represent by a figure, model, or picture : delineate


3 obsolete : distribute


4: to trace or traverse the outline of <describe a circle>


Examples of DESCRIBE

  1. The witness wasn't able to describe the robber.
  2. He described the house in perfect detail.
  3. The article describes how the experiment was done.
  4. She described watching dolphins play beside the ship.
  5. Please describe what happened next.
  6. Can you describe the lost dog to me?
  7. She used a stick to describe a circle on the ground.
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