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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.

Describe Quotations

If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor.
Albert Einstein

Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.
Abraham Lincoln

I describe myself as a simple Buddhist monk. No more, no less.
Dalai Lama

Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become.
C. S. Lewis

I would describe myself as emotional and highly strung. If something upsets me, it really upsets me. If something makes me angry, I get really angry. But it's all very upfront. I can't hide it. I'm also loyal and I hope I'm fun.
Nicole Kidman
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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

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