describe definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • to offer a free account of in speech or writing.
    • to mention a concept or effect of; characterize: She described her youth as a period of question and breakthrough.
    • To represent pictorially; depict: Goya's etchings explain the horrors of war in grotesque information.
    • To locate the shape or overview of: explain a circle with a compass.
    • To represent by drawing; to-draw an idea of; to delineate; to locate or mark out
    • To express by words written or talked; to give an account of; in order to make proven to other people by terms or indications.
    • To distribute into parts, teams, or classes; to mark down; to class.
  • verb:
    • To represent in terms.
    • (mathematics) to offer rise to a geometrical structure.
    • (biology) To scientifically expose a brand new species by technically describing its characteristics and specifically how it differs off their types.
    • make a mark or lines on a surface
    • to offer a free account or representation of in words
    • give a description of
    • identify as with botany or biology, like
  • verb-intransitive:
    • to make use of the faculty of describing; to offer a description.
  • others:
    • To delineate or mark the proper execution or figure of; trace away; outline: since, to describe a circle because of the compasses.
    • To form or locate by movement: because, a star defines an ellipse into the heavens.
    • To write down; inscribe.
    • To portray orally or by writing; portray in terms; provide an account of: as, to explain a person or a scene; to describe a battle.
    • To distribute into courses or divisions; divide for representation.
    • Synonyms Describe, Narrate, portray, explain. Describe applies primarily as to the exists—space, and also by extension as to the occurs—time, but narrate relates only to the latter: since, to spell it out a view, a race, or a siege; to narrate an experience or a history. Describe suggests usually the vividness of private observance; narrate is more applicable to lengthy number of events. A single narrative may consist of many explanations of separate occasions.
    • which will make information; make use of the energy of describing.

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