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English verb: describe

1. describe (communication) give a description of


SamplesHe drew an elaborate plan of attack.


Synonymsdepict, draw


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)exposit, expound, set forth


Narrower (hyponym)adumbrate, delineate, outline, represent, sketch

2. describe (communication) to give an account or representation of in words


SamplesDiscreet Italian police described it in a manner typically continental.


Synonymsaccount, report


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody.
Somebody ----s PP.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)inform

3. describe (contact) make a mark or lines on a surface


SamplesDraw a line.
Trace the outline of a figure in the sand.


Synonymsdelineate, draw, line, trace


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)mark


Narrower (hyponym)circumscribe, circumscribe, construct, inscribe, write


Verb groupdraw, draw

4. describe (cognition) identify as in botany or biology, for example


Synonymsdiscover, distinguish, identify, key, key out, name


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Entailassort, class, classify, separate, sort, sort out









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