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Synonyms for describe
dɪˈskraɪbde·scribe

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Wiktionary

  1. describeverb

    To represent in words.

    The feeling is difficult to describe, but not unpleasant.

    Synonyms:
    depict, portray, bewrite, report, betell

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. describe

    Synonyms:
    draw, delineate, portray, explain, illustrate, define, picture, depict, represent, relate, narrate, recount

    Antonyms:
    confound, confuse, mystify, misrepresent, caricature, distort

Princeton's WordNet

  1. describe, depict, drawverb

    give a description of

    "He drew an elaborate plan of attack"

    Synonyms:
    tie, distinguish, take in, suck up, portray, pull in, attract, get, identify, quarter, thread, show, run, depict, guide, key out, drag, draw in, key, suck, delineate, report, make, soak up, cast, picture, pull, get out, take out, disembowel, sop up, puff, limn, reap, pass, render, imbibe, take up, string, line, name, pull out, draw, draw off, force, trace, absorb, withdraw, draw and quarter, pull back, account, discover, eviscerate

  2. report, describe, accountverb

    to give an account or representation of in words

    "Discreet Italian police described it in a manner typically continental"

    Synonyms:
    account, identify, report, name, answer for, draw, delineate, depict, key out, trace, line, cover, discover, distinguish, calculate, key

  3. trace, draw, line, describe, delineateverb

    make a mark or lines on a surface

    "draw a line"; "trace the outline of a figure in the sand"

    Synonyms:
    tie, distinguish, take in, account, hunt, suck up, get, attract, decipher, thread, quarter, sop up, hound, pull in, depict, guide, key out, drag, draw in, key, suck, specify, delineate, report, make, outline, soak up, run along, retrace, define, pull, get out, take out, disembowel, cast, puff, limn, follow, reap, delimit, pass, identify, imbibe, string, draw and quarter, name, pull out, delimitate, draw, draw off, line, run, force, trace, absorb, withdraw, pull back, take up, discover, eviscerate

  4. identify, discover, key, key out, distinguish, describe, nameverb

    identify as in botany or biology, for example

    Synonyms:
    account, detect, distinguish, chance upon, signalise, trace, let out, separate, place, secern, bring out, reveal, disclose, attain, let on, depict, cite, find, get word, differentiate, fall upon, refer, strike, spot, report, nominate, make, pick out, see, find out, key, expose, bring up, give away, mark, break, appoint, severalise, tell apart, signalize, happen upon, delineate, list, divulge, identify, make out, come across, key out, observe, get a line, notice, recognize, line, name, pick up, call, mention, draw, discern, advert, recognise, tell, unwrap, constitute, learn, come upon, light upon, get wind, chance on, diagnose, discover, secernate, severalize, hear

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. describeverb

    Synonyms:
    delineate, trace, draw, mark out

  2. describeverb

    Synonyms:
    represent (by words), portray, depict, explain, recount, narrate, relate, give an account of, set forth

  3. describeverb

    Synonyms:
    characterize, specify the peculiarities of, set forth the character of

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. describeverb

    Synonyms:
    delineate, depict

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How to use describe in a sentence?

  1. Dana Bash:

    You used high-minded language, Im just gonna say it like it is. That was a s---show, were on cable, we can say that, apologies for being a little bit crude, but that is really the phrase that Im getting from people on both sides of the aisle on texts and its the only phrase that I can think of to really describe it. And I couldnt agree with you more, Jake.

  2. Brad Adams:

    Survivors describe how they flee persecution in Burma only to fall into the hands of traffickers and extortionists, in many cases witnessing deaths and suffering abuse and hunger, interviews with officials and others make clear that these brutal networks, with the complicity of government officials in Burma, Bangladesh, Thailand, and Malaysia, profit from the desperation and misery of some of the world's most persecuted and neglected people.

  3. Ryan Rogers:

    We do not have a motive in this case, and I would best describe it as an innocent child victim having a chance encounter with a very violent criminal.

  4. Russell Warren:

    Obsessed is just a word the lazy use to describe the dedicated.

  5. Erin Burnett:

    You’ve done six interviews this the past four hours, ‘Bizarre’ was a word that some White House officials were using to describe some of your interviews. ‘Nuts’ is another one.… I reached out to a Trump ally. This person told me ... ‘you’re drunk or off your meds.’ At least half a dozen other CNN reporters have received similar messages. Is this a hit job or is something wrong?


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