Translation of describe in Spanish:

describe

Pronunciation: /dɪˈskraɪb/

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 (put into words) describir* describe it to o for me descríbemelo words cannot describe her beauty es de una belleza indescriptible
  • 2 (characterize)to describe sb/sth (as sth) how would you describe yourself? ¿cómo te definirías? he describes himself as a socialist se dice socialista, se define como socialista I would describe the book as dull and repetitive yo diría que es un libro soso y repetitivo
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    • It is the size of a paper clip and is described as a cross between a stick insect and a praying mantis.
    • He had a clean-shaven, fair face and had what was described as a local accent.
    • For those who have dived upon an untouched shipwreck the experience is described as very moving indeed.
  • 3 3.1 (draw) [Mathematics/Matemáticas] trazar* 3.2 (move in shape of) [formal] [curve/arc] describir* [formal]
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    • Then, with the compasses fixed at the right, an arc is described from the horizontal distance at the left to the left hand side of the "proscaenium".
    • Thus, an arc is described in Figure I from C which cuts the triangle at I and J.
    • After it has been well stretched, a circle is described with a piece of charcoal.

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