HyperDic: describe

English > 4 senses of the word describe:
VERBcommunicationdescribe, depict, drawgive a description of
communicationdescribe, report, accountto give an account or representation of in words
contactdescribe, trace, draw, line, delineatemake a mark or lines on a surface
cognitiondescribe, identify, discover, key, key out, distinguish, nameidentify as in botany or biology, for example
describe > pronunciation
Soundsdihskray'b
Rhymesascribe ... vibe: 15 rhymes with ayb...
English > describe: 4 senses > verb 1, communication
MeaningGive a description of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymsdepict, draw
Narrowerdelineatedescribe in vivid detail
representdescribe or present, usually with respect to a particular quality
sketch, outline, adumbratedescribe roughly or briefly or give the main points or summary of
Broaderset forth, expound, expositstate
Spanishbosquejar, describir, retratar
Catalandescriure, retratar
Nounsdescriptionthe act of describing something
English > describe: 4 senses > verb 2, communication
MeaningTo give an account or representation of in words.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s something to somebody; Somebody ----s PP; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Example"Discreet Italian police described it in a manner typically continental"
Synonymsreport, account
BroaderinformImpart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to
Spanishdar parte, denunciar, describir, informar, relatar, reportar, señalar
Catalanassenyalar, denunciar, descriure, informar, relatar, reportar
Adjectivesdescriptiveserving to describe or inform or characterized by description
Nounsdescriptionthe act of describing something
English > describe: 4 senses > verb 3, contact
Meaningmake a mark or lines on a surface.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Synonymstrace, draw, line, delineate
Entailed bychalkWrite, draw, or trace with chalk
charcoalDraw, trace, or represent with charcoal
doodlemake a doodle
pencilWrite, draw, or trace with a pencil
NarrowercircumscribeDraw a line around
circumscribeTo draw a geometric figure around another figure so that the two are in contact but do not intersect
constructDraw with suitable instruments and under specified conditions
inscribeDraw within a figure so as to touch in as many places as possible
writemark or trace on a surface
Broadermarkmake or leave a mark on
Similar todrawrepresent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface
drawEngage in drawing
Spanishdelinear, dibujar, pintar, rayar, trazar
Catalancalcar, delinear, dibuixar, esbossar, traçar
English > describe: 4 senses > verb 4, cognition
Meaningidentify as in botany or biology, for example.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymsidentify, discover, key, key out, distinguish, name
Entailsclassify, class, sort, assort, sort out, separateArrange or order by classes or categories / categories
Spanishdenominar, describir, descubrir, distinguir, identificar, nombrar
Catalandenominar, descobrir, descriure, identificar

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