describe ( describes 3rd person present) ( describing present participle) ( described past tense & past participle )
1 verb If you describe a person, object, event, or situation, you say what they are like or what happened.
We asked her to describe what kind of things she did in her spare time... V wh
She read a poem by Carver which describes their life together... V n
Just before his death he described seeing their son in a beautiful garden. V -ing
2 verb If a person describes someone or something as a particular thing, he or she believes that they are that thing and says so.
He described it as an extraordinarily tangled and complicated tale... V n as n
Even his closest allies describe him as forceful, aggressive and determined... V n as adj
He described the meeting as marking a new stage in the peace process. V n as -ing
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