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tr.v. de·scribed, de·scrib·ing, de·scribes
1. To give an account of in speech or writing: describe a sea voyage.
2. To convey an idea or impression of; characterize: She described her childhood as a time of wonder and discovery.
3. To represent pictorially; depict: Goya's etchings describe the horrors of war in grotesque detail.
4. To trace the form or outline of: describe a circle with a compass.

[Middle English describen, from Latin dēscrībere, to write down : dē-, de- + scrībere, to write; see skrībh- in Indo-European roots.]

de·scrib′a·ble adj.
de·scrib′er n.
Synonyms: describe, narrate, recite, recount, relate, report
These verbs mean to tell the facts, details, or particulars of something in speech or in writing: described the accident; narrated their travel experiences; an explorer reciting her adventures; a mercenary recounting his exploits; related the day's events; reported what she had seen.
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His dramatic power, also, at its best, is superb; in his great scenes and crises he is masterly as narrator and describer.
Speaking in December, Eirwen, known for her yellow hat and coat covered in badges, describer her retirement as an "emotional day".
Teachers, who describer her as very disciplined, hard working and a role model, said the girl is a gifted dancer and handball player.
A performance called White Cane by Salamanda Tandem involved visually impaired dancer Mickel Smithen, blind viola player Takashi Kikuchi, composer Duncan Chapman and composer and singing audio describer Isabel Jones.
Alastair, who works as an audio describer helping disabled audiences interpret theatre performances, has also been raising funds for the tour on his ride.
2F Even trickier is the issue of how to overthrow that deeply entrenched expectation by which every writer is anticipated as the undeniable namer and describer of an object.
Subjective or qualitative judgments or comment get in the way--they constitute an interpretation on the part of the describer and are unnecessary and unwanted .
He trained as a describer via a program under the auspices of the Bay State Council for the Blind with Wheelock Family Theatre.
In an earlier paragraph, we describer the tendency of our RDD to produce a biased sample that included only internet users.
I know of one case (no doubt there are more) where a mischievous describer used someone's name in a derogatory sense.
While Mailer's heroes (and Mailer himself) can act on his view of society, DeLillo sees himself as an observer and describer who remains on the periphery (for example, "I'm not trying to manipulate reality.
As a consequence, AD relies heavily on the skills of a particular audio describer and his or her ability to translate the visual images into words adequately.