meaning of describe

1. To represent by drawing; to draw a plan of; to delineate; to trace or mark out; as, to describe a circle by the compasses; a torch waved about the head in such a way as to describe a circle.
To represent by words written or spoken; to give an account of; to make known to others by words or signs; as, the geographer describes countries and cities.
To distribute into parts, groups, or classes; to mark off; to class.
To use the faculty of describing; to give a description; as, Milton describes with uncommon force and beauty.
identify as in botany or biology, for example

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