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de·scribe

describe

 
 
pronunciation:
dih skraIb
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part of speech: verb
inflections: describes, describing, described
definition: to tell or write about; create a picture of in words.
He described the costumes worn in the movie to all of his friends.
synonyms:
portray
similar words:
characterize, detail, narrate, relate, report
derivation: describable (adj.)
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The word describe contains the following parts:
de- Latin prefix that means from; away from; down from; reverse, negate.
synonyms:
dis-, un-
 
scrib, script Latin root that means to write