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Synonyms for describe
dɪˈskraɪb

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. describe, depict, draw(verb)

    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, account(verb)

    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, delineate(verb)

    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, name(verb)

    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

Wiktionary

  1. describe(verb)

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. describe(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    delineate, trace, draw, mark out

  2. describe(v. a.)

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

  3. describe(v. a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. describe(v)

    Synonyms:
    delineate, depict

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "describe":

    describing, outline, describes, depict, description, described, portray, explain, indicate, characterize, designate

How to pronounce describe?

Alex
Alex
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Daniel
Daniel
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Karen
Karen
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Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say describe in sign language?

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How to use describe in a sentence?

  1. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull:

    You can imagine how Australians would feel if an American president were to describe one of our prime ministerial aspirants as barking mad, you can imagine the ill will and resentment that would create in Australia.

  2. Gwen Finlayson:

    I look forward with joy and optimism and try to figure out what are we going to do next. i'm not sure I have the words to describe how I feel about my son. I am grateful that he is the kind of man who would do something like that.

  3. Fred McNeill:

    I was seeking answers, but everything [ Dr. Bennet Omalu ] said made perfect sense. Literally, I would say something and describe what was going on, and Bennet Omalu was finishing my sentences.

  4. Russell Warren:

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

  5. 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.


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