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