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1. describe

verb. ['dɪˈskraɪb'] give a description of.

Synonyms

  • report
  • narrate
  • recount
  • relate
  • tell of
  • set out
  • chronicle
  • express
  • detail
  • represent
  • outline
  • draw
  • delineate
  • adumbrate
  • sketch
  • depict
  • exposit
  • expound

Antonyms

  • shared
  • united
  • joint
  • same

Etymology

  • descriven (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • descrivre (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Example sentences of the word describe


1. Verb, base form
You might describe the eastern bluebird as a small bird with a short bill and rounded head.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Do not list, but rather describe and develop the emergence of these traits in your personality.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Stick with qualities that describe your overall personality.

4. Verb, 3rd person singular present
Corporate goals and objectives succinctly describe a company’s mission and values.

Quotes containing the word describe


1. If I had to describe my sense of humor, I would say it's contemporary wit, you know what I'm saying?
- Tracy Morgan

2. 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

3. 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

2. describe

verb. ['dɪˈskraɪb'] to give an account or representation of in words.

Synonyms

  • inform
  • report

Antonyms

  • connect
  • attach
  • stay

Etymology

  • descriven (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • descrivre (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. describe

verb. ['dɪˈskraɪb'] identify as in botany or biology, for example.

Synonyms

  • identify
  • sort out
  • distinguish
  • separate
  • key
  • name
  • class
  • assort
  • key out
  • discover
  • sort

Antonyms

  • declassify
  • dissociate
  • obfuscate
  • associate

Etymology

  • descriven (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • descrivre (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. describe

verb. ['dɪˈskraɪb'] make a mark or lines on a surface.

Synonyms

  • delineate
  • write
  • line
  • inscribe
  • construct
  • circumscribe
  • trace
  • mark

Antonyms

  • integrated
  • union
  • common
  • unify

Etymology

  • descriven (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • descrivre (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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