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de·scribe / diˈskrīb/ • v. [tr.] 1. give an account in words of (someone or something), including all the relevant characteristics, qualities, or events: the police said the man was described as white, 6 ft. tall, with mousy, cropped hair. ∎  indicate; denote: “Jim Crow” describes a policy of segregation. 2. mark out or draw (a geometric figure): on the diameter of a circle an equilateral triangle is described. DERIVATIVES: de·scrib·a·ble adj. de·scrib·er n.

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describe XV. — L. dēscrībere write down, copy off, f. DE- 1 + scrībere write.
So description XIV. — (O)F. — L.

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