US: /dɪsˈkɹaɪb/
UK: /dɪskɹˈa‍ɪb/

English Vietnamese dictionary

describe /dis'kraib/
  • ngoại động từ
    • tả, diễn tả, mô tả, miêu tả
    • vạch, vẽ
      • to describe a circle with a pair of compasses: vạch một vòng tròn bằng com-pa
    • cho là, coi là; định rõ tính chất
      • he described hinself as a doctor: nó tự xưng là bác sĩ

Advanced English dictionary

+ verb
1 ~ sb/sth (to / for sb)
~ sb/sth (as sth) to say what sb/sth is like: [VN] Can you describe him to me? + The man was described as tall and dark, and aged about 20. + Jim was described by his colleagues as 'unusual'. + The current political situation in Vietnam is described in chapter 8. + [V wh-] Describe how you did it. + [V -ing] Several people described seeing strange lights in the sky. [also VN -ing]
2 [VN] (formal or technical) to make a movement which has a particular shape; to form a particular shape: The shark described a circle around the shoal of fish. + The road describes a long loop around the town.
describable adjective

Thesaurus dictionary

1 tell (of), recount, relate, give an account (of), narrate, recite, report, chronicle; retail:
He described his adventures in Rio.
2 detail, define, explain, specify, delineate:
Please describe exactly where you found the body.
3 characterize, portray, paint, depict, identify, label, style; represent:
I would describe her as careless rather than uncaring.
4 trace, mark out, outline, traverse, draw:
The trail of the comet described a perfect arc in the black sky.

Collocation dictionary


accurately, exactly, in detail
Their daily lives are described in detail.
| fully
This process is fully described in section three of the book.
| adequately | briefly
He described briefly what happened.
| vividly


Words cannot describe our feelings at that moment.
| be difficult to, be hard to, be impossible to | go on to
He goes on to describe very vividly how Caesar was stabbed to death.

Concise English dictionary

+give a description of
+to give an account or representation of in words
+identify as in botany or biology, for example
+make a mark or lines on a surface