describe

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/dɪˈskraɪb/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/dɪˈskraɪb/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(di skrīb)

Inflections of 'describe' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
describes
v 3rd person singular
describing
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
described
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
described
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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describe

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
v
  1. describe in [detail, your own words]
  2. describe what [happened, unfolded, occurred]
  3. describe how you [did, made, accomplished] it
  4. (try and, try to) describe it to me
  5. describe it to the [viewers, audience]
  6. describe your [views, feelings, position] on
  7. describe the [experience, sound, individual]
  8. how would you describe [your feelings, the way]
  9. describe and [explain, analyze, evaluate, compare, discuss]
  10. describe yourself to me
  11. would describe him as a [crook, genius, dictator]
  12. describe the [theory, concept, equation]
  13. describe (it) [accurately, succinctly]
  14. [briefly, quickly] describe
  15. as described in [paragraph, section, book] [three]
  16. as described on page [4]
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