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Definition of Describe


  1. To represent by drawing; to draw a plan of; to delineate; to trace or mark out; as, to describe a circle by the compasses; a torch waved about the head in such a way as to describe a circle.
  2. To represent by words written or spoken; to give an account of; to make known to others by words or signs; as, the geographer describes countries and cities.
  3. To distribute into parts, groups, or classes; to mark off; to class.
  4. To use the faculty of describing; to give a description; as, Milton describes with uncommon force and beauty.
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Describe Translations

describe in Danish is beskrive
describe in Dutch is beschrijven
describe in German is beschreibe, beschreiben, beschreiben
describe in Latin is designo, demonstro, designo, exsequor
describe in Norwegian is beskrive
describe in Portuguese is descreva
describe in Spanish is describir
describe in Swedish is skildra, beskriva