Translation of "describe" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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describeverb [ T ]

uk /dɪˈskraɪb/ us /dɪˈskraɪb/

A2 to say or write what someone or something is like

Could you describe your attacker? 你能描述一下袭击者的样子吗?
He described the painting in detail. 他详细地描述了那幅油画的内容。
[ + question word ] Let me describe (to you) how it happened. 让我来(给你)讲讲事情的经过吧。
She described Gary as shy. 她说加利很害羞。

formal If you describe a shape, you draw it or move in a direction that follows the line of it.

He used compasses to describe a circle. 他用圆规画圆。

More examples

  • Please describe to the court exactly what you saw.
  • His latest film is described as a 'romantic comedy'.
  • His teacher described him as a noisy, disruptive influence in class.
  • It couldn't by any stretch of the imagination be described as a beautiful city.
  • He insisted on describing his operation in graphic detail while we were eating lunch.

(Translation of “describe” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)