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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 de·scribe /dɪˈskraɪb/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·scribe v. t. [imp. & p. p. Described p. pr. & vb. n. Describing.]
 1. To represent by drawing; to draw a plan of; to delineate; to trace or mark out; as, to describe a circle by the compasses; a torch waved about the head in such a way as to describe a circle.
 2. To represent by words written or spoken; to give an account of; to make known to others by words or signs; as, the geographer describes countries and cities.
 3. To distribute into parts, groups, or classes; to mark off; to class. [Obs.]
    Passed through the land, and described it by cities into seven parts in a book.   --Josh. xviii. 9.
 Syn: -- To set forth; represent; delineate; relate; recount; narrate; express; explain; depict; portray; chracterize.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·scribe, v. i. To use the faculty of describing; to give a description; as, Milton describes with uncommon force and beauty.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: give a description of; "He drew an elaborate plan of attack"
           [syn: depict, draw]
      2: to give an account or representation of in words; "Discreet
         Italian police described it in a manner typically
         continental" [syn: report, account]
      3: identify as in botany or biology, for example [syn: identify,
          discover, key, key out, distinguish, name]
      4: make a mark or lines on a surface; "draw a line"; "trace the
         outline of a figure in the sand" [syn: trace, draw, line,