What is another word for describes?

Pronunciation: [dɪskɹˈa͡ɪbz] (IPA)

When it comes to expressing something in writing or speech, we often use the word "describes." However, there are several synonyms that can be used in its place. One such word is "depicts," which means to represent something through art, writing, or speech. "Portrays" is another synonym that refers to presenting a particular image or idea. "Characterizes" is a word that signifies identifying the distinctive features or qualities of something. "Defines" is another term that means to explain or clarify the meaning of something. When evaluating something in detail, "analyzes" is a word that is frequently used in place of "describes". Other notable synonyms include "recites," "depicts," "delineates," and "narrates".

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What are the hypernyms for Describes?

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Usage examples for Describes

Some one describes it as being a cross between a cab and an instrument of torture.
"Due North or Glimpses of Scandinavia and Russia"
Maturin M. Ballou
3, thus describes young Hallam's appearance.
"A Key to Lord Tennyson's 'In Memoriam'"
Alfred Gatty
"Yes," replied Nasmyth; "I almost think that describes it.
"The Greater Power"
Harold Bindloss W. Herbert Dunton

Famous quotes with Describes

  • The line that describes the beautiful is elliptical. It has simplicity and constant change. It cannot be described by a compass, and it changes direction at every one of its points.
    Rudolf Arnheim
  • I've always looked upon the Ducks as caricature human beings. Perhaps I've been years writing in that middle world that J.R.R. Tolkien describes, and never knew it.
    Carl Barks
  • He always describes his characters' voices and their physique so brilliantly. As people have said, they are cartoons, caricatures. They're grotesques really.
    Simon Callow
  • True philosophy invents nothing; it merely establishes and describes what is.
    Victor Cousin
  • The second song is called 'Easy As Life,' which really describes the complete conflict of the whole story, her struggle of being in love with the enemy and also being in love with her people.
    Deborah Cox

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