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describes

verb
present tense third-person singular of describe

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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

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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

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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?

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“Describes.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/describes. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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