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describe
American English: /dəˈskraɪb/
British English: /dɪˈskrʌɪb/

Translation of describe in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1 (put into words) describe it to or for me
    descríbemelo
    words cannot describe her beauty
    es de una belleza indescriptible
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 2 (characterize)to describe somebody/something (as something)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
  • 3 3.1 (draw) (Mathematics)
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    3.2 (move in shape of) [formal]
    (curve/arc)
    describir [formal]
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