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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. Steven Kologi:

    I can not even describe the type of people they were so just believe me when I say how great they were.

  2. E. J. Smith, 1907, Captain, RMS Titanic:

    When anyone asks me how I can best describe my experience in nearly forty years at sea, I merely say, uneventful. Of course there have been winter gales, and storms and fog and the like. But in all my experience, I have never been in any accident... or any sort worth speaking about. I have seen but one vessel in distress in all my years at sea. I never saw a wreck and never have been wrecked nor was I ever in any predicament that threatened to end in disaster of any sort.

  3. Tiger Woods:

    They can only describe from their own experiences, and not everyone has gone through what I've had to go through.

  4. Lori Greiner:

    This sounds easy, but you’d be surprised at how many people have a hard time articulating their idea, if it takes you more than one or two sentences to describe your product or business, you probably don’t have a clear enough vision of how it’s going to work or whom it’s for.

  5. Jim McDonald:

    I'd have to go outside the stock market to find areas of value, there just aren't individual pockets of the market that you would describe as cheap.


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