1. give a description of

Similar word(s): depict, draw

Definition categories: communication, exposit, expound

2. to give an account or representation of in words

- Discreet Italian police described it in a manner typically continental

Similar word(s): account, report

Definition categories: communication, inform

3. make a mark or lines on a surface

Similar word(s): delineate, draw, line, trace

Definition categories: contact, mark

4. identify as in botany or biology, for example

Similar word(s): discover, distinguish, identify, key, name

Definition categories: cognition

Sentences with describe as a verb:

- The feeling is difficult to describe, but not unpleasant.

- The geographer describes countries and cities.

- to describe a circle by the compasses;

- The function describes a very complex surface.

- The fungus was first described by a botanist.