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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

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How to use describe in a sentence?

  1. Chief Executive Richard Gonzalez:

    It's a fundamental change in the formulation of Humira, i wouldn't describe it as a tweak.

  2. Michael Burgess:

    I remember the measles. It was bad. Hard shaking chills doesn't even begin to describe it.

  3. Craig Lawrence:

    The word ‘Advent’ can describe a notable person, so I think it is just a creative expression on the magazine's behalf, i think the magazine is just trying to be different, and with that philosophy, coupled with the right to exercise freedom of speech, I don't think there needs to be any change.

  4. Hassan Shibly:

    For them this is worse than losing the life of a child, to have them join such a horrible, horrible gang of violent extremists, nothing can describe the pain they are facing.

  5. Zijada Hajdarevic:

    One cannot describe with words how I feel today, we knew he was gone, but it will be easier now we know where we can visit his grave.

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