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Definition of Describe

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

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'm thankful to God for having a family that's been there for me. He's been there from the time I was a child to even now with my family helping with my little boy. It's worth more than words could ever describe. That's one of the ways I've been able to stay grounded is thanks to family and God.
Ashton Shepherd

Life is like a landscape. You live in the midst of it but can describe it only from the vantage point of distance.
Charles Lindbergh

Natural science, does not simply describe and explain nature; it is part of the interplay between nature and ourselves.
Werner Heisenberg

The best word to describe my father? Thoughtful. There was a tender quality to Dad that his sense of fun could sometimes mask. But, above all, he was sensitive and looked out for those he loved.
Jennifer Grant
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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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