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Meaning & Definition of Describe in English





1. Give a description of

  • "He drew an elaborate plan of attack"
  • describe,
  • depict,
  • draw

2. To give an account or representation of in words

  • "Discreet italian police described it in a manner typically continental"
  • report,
  • describe,
  • account

3. Make a mark or lines on a surface

  • "Draw a line"
  • "Trace the outline of a figure in the sand"
  • trace,
  • draw,
  • line,
  • describe,
  • delineate

4. Identify as in botany or biology, for example

  • identify,
  • discover,
  • key,
  • key out,
  • distinguish,
  • describe,
  • name

Examples of using

I don't know how to describe it.
The Anglo-Saxons will not just take your land. They will also take you as a slave, then, when you die, they're going to store your bones in a museum and describe you as a savage in their history books. They are also going to make a couple of movies to show how ugly you were and how brave their heroes were.
Words cannot describe it.