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Synonyms for describedɪˈskraɪb

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. describe, depict, draw(verb)

    give a description of

    "He drew an elaborate plan of attack"

    Synonyms:
    tie, distinguish, take in, suck up, portray, pull in, attract, get, identify, quarter, thread, show, run, depict, guide, key out, describe, drag, draw in, key, suck, delineate, report, make, soak up, cast, picture, pull, get out, take out, disembowel, sop up, puff, limn, reap, pass, render, imbibe, take up, string, line, name, pull out, draw, draw off, force, trace, absorb, withdraw, draw and quarter, pull back, account, discover, eviscerate

  2. report, describe, account(verb)

    to give an account or representation of in words

    "Discreet Italian police described it in a manner typically continental"

    Synonyms:
    account, identify, report, name, answer for, describe, draw, delineate, depict, key out, trace, line, cover, discover, distinguish, calculate, key

  3. trace, draw, line, describe, delineate(verb)

    make a mark or lines on a surface

    "draw a line"; "trace the outline of a figure in the sand"

    Synonyms:
    tie, distinguish, take in, account, hunt, suck up, get, attract, decipher, thread, quarter, sop up, hound, pull in, depict, guide, key out, describe, drag, draw in, key, suck, specify, delineate, report, make, outline, soak up, run along, retrace, define, pull, get out, take out, disembowel, cast, puff, limn, follow, reap, delimit, pass, identify, imbibe, string, draw and quarter, name, pull out, delimitate, draw, draw off, line, run, force, trace, absorb, withdraw, pull back, take up, discover, eviscerate

  4. identify, discover, key, key out, distinguish, describe, name(verb)

    identify as in botany or biology, for example

    Synonyms:
    account, detect, distinguish, chance upon, signalise, trace, let out, separate, place, secern, bring out, reveal, disclose, attain, let on, depict, cite, find, describe, get word, differentiate, fall upon, refer, strike, spot, report, nominate, make, pick out, see, find out, key, expose, bring up, give away, mark, break, appoint, severalise, tell apart, signalize, happen upon, delineate, list, divulge, identify, make out, come across, key out, observe, get a line, notice, recognize, line, name, pick up, call, mention, draw, discern, advert, recognise, tell, unwrap, constitute, learn, come upon, light upon, get wind, chance on, diagnose, discover, secernate, severalize, hear

Wiktionary

  1. describe(verb)

    To represent in words.

    Synonyms:
    depict, portray, bewrite, report, betell

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. describe(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    delineate, trace, draw, mark out

  2. describe(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    represent (by words), portray, depict, explain, recount, narrate, relate, give an account of, set forth

  3. describe(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    characterize, specify the peculiarities of, set forth the character of


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