describe

describe
verb
1) (to give an account of in words; to tell in words what something or someone is like: He described what had happened; Would you describe her as beautiful?) describir
2) (to say that one is something: He describes himself as a salesman.) calificar, definir
describe vb describir
El gerundio de describe se escribe describing
describe
tr[dɪ'skraɪb]
transitive verb
1 (depict in words) describir
can you describe the man to me? ¿me puedes describir al hombre?
he described how he had escaped describió cómo se había escapado
2 (call, characterize) calificar, definir
I would hardly describe her as generous no la calificaría precisamente de generosa
the estate agent described it as perfect el agente inmobiliario lo calificó de perfecto
he describes himself as normal se define como alguien normal
3 (move in shape of arc, circle, curve, etc) describir; (draw) trazar
describe [di'skraɪb] vt, -scribed ; -scribing : describir
describe
v.
describir v.
dibujar v.
explicar v.
pintar v.
retratar v.
dɪ'skraɪb
transitive verb
1) (put into words) describir*
2) (characterize)

to describe somebody/something (AS something): he describes himself as a socialist se define como socialista; I would describe the book as dull and repetitive — yo diría que es un libro soso y repetitivo

3)
a) (draw) (Math) trazar*
b) (move in shape of) (frml) \<\<curve/arc\>\> describir* (frml)
[dɪs'kraɪb]
VT
1) [+ scene, person] describir

describe him for us — descríbenoslo

the feeling is impossible to describe — la sensación es indescriptible

she describes herself as an executive — se define como una ejecutiva

I wouldn't describe her as a feminist — no la calificaría de or describiría como feminista

2) (Geom) [+ circle] describir
* * *
[dɪ'skraɪb]
transitive verb
1) (put into words) describir*
2) (characterize)

to describe somebody/something (AS something): he describes himself as a socialist se define como socialista; I would describe the book as dull and repetitive — yo diría que es un libro soso y repetitivo

3)
a) (draw) (Math) trazar*
b) (move in shape of) (frml) \<\<curve/arc\>\> describir* (frml)

English-spanish dictionary. 2013.

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  • Describe — De*scribe , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Described}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Describing}.] [L. describere, descriptum; de + scribere to write: cf. OE. descriven, OF. descrivre, F. d[ e]crire. See {Scribe}, and cf. {Descry}.] 1. To represent by drawing; to draw… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • describe — I verb annotate, be specific, characterize, clarify, define, delineate, depict, depingere, describere, detail, elucidate, explain, explicare, expound, give an account, identify, illuminate, illustrate, itemize, make clear, make plain, make vivid …   Law dictionary

  • Describe — De*scribe , v. i. To use the faculty of describing; to give a description; as, Milton describes with uncommon force and beauty. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • describe — early 13c., descriven, from O.Fr. descrivre, descrire (13c.), from L. describere to write down, copy; sketch, represent (see DESCRIPTION (Cf. description)). Reconstructed with Latin spelling 16c. Related: Describable; described, describes,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • describe — *relate, narrate, state, report, rehearse, recite, recount Analogous words: delineate, *sketch, outline …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • describe — [v] explain in speech, writing call, characterize, chronicle, communicate, construe, convey image, define, delineate, depict, detail, distinguish, draw, elucidate, epitomize, exemplify, explicate, expound, express, illuminate, illustrate, image,… …   New thesaurus

  • describe — ► VERB 1) give a detailed account in words of. 2) mark out or draw (a geometrical figure). DERIVATIVES describable adjective describer noun. ORIGIN Latin describere write down …   English terms dictionary

  • describe — [di skrīb′] vt. described, describing [ME descriven < OFr descrivre < L describere, to copy down, transcribe < de , from + scribere, to write: see SCRIBE] 1. to tell or write about; give a detailed account of 2. to picture in words 3. to …   English World dictionary

  • describe */*/*/ — UK [dɪˈskraɪb] / US verb [transitive] Word forms describe : present tense I/you/we/they describe he/she/it describes present participle describing past tense described past participle described 1) a) to give details about what someone or… …   English dictionary

  • describe — de|scribe W1S1 [dıˈskraıb] v [T] [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: describere, from scribere to write ] 1.) to say what something or someone is like by giving details about them ▪ The police asked her to describe the two men. ▪ An alternative… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • describe — de|scribe [ dı skraıb ] verb transitive *** 1. ) to give details about what someone or something is like: The e mail system is fully described in section 10. I don t think that s quite the word to describe my feelings. describe someone/something… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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