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describe

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of describe

  1. 1 to give a representation or account of in words he tried to describe the dream he had last night as accurately as he could Synonyms of describe delineate, depict, draw, image, limn, paint, picture, portray, render, set out, sketch Words Related to describe characterize, define, label, qualify, represent; demonstrate, illustrate; narrate, recite, recount, rehearse, relate, report, tell; display, exhibit, show; hint, suggest; draft, outline, silhouette, trace, vignette; summarize, sum up, touch off; redescribe, reimage Near Antonyms of describe color, distort, falsify, garble, misdescribe, misrepresent, misstate, pervert, twist, warp

  2. 2 to give an oral or written account of in some detail a biography of Washington that describes the decisive Battle of Yorktown at great length Synonyms of describe chart, chronicle, tell, narrate, recite, recount, rehearse, relate, reportWords Related to describe deliver, give, reel off, state, utter, voice; detail, enumerate, itemize, particularize; bare, disclose, divulge, expose, let on (about), reveal; delineate, depict, express, render, sketch

  3. 3 to point out the chief quality or qualities of an individual or group how would you describe the Inupiat people you encountered in Alaska? Synonyms of describe character, define, depict, characterize, portray, representWords Related to describe categorize, classify, pigeonhole, type; color, identify, indicate, name, specify; distinguish, individualize, mark, particularize, stamp


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