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describeverb [T]

 us   /dɪˈskrɑɪb/
to give a written or ​spokenreport of how something is done or of what someone or something is like: The ​scientists described ​theirfindings and ​researchmethods. They ​want us to ​prepare a ​report describing the ​area. [+ question word] Just describe what ​happened. The Democrats describe ​theirrivals as the ​party of the ​rich.
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describeverb [T]

uk   us   /dɪˈskraɪb/
A2 to say or write what someone or something is like: Could you describe ​yourattacker? He described the ​painting in ​detail. [+ question word] Let me describe (to you) how it ​happened. She described Gary asshy. 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.
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