Hindi translation of describe
describePowered by COBUILD /dɪˈskraɪb डिˈस्क्राइब्/
Word forms: describes, describing, described
Definitions and Translations
1. transitive verb
If you describe someone or something, you say what they are like.
⇒ We asked her to describe what she did in her spare time. ⇒ This poem describes their life together.
⇒ describe a scene/situation/incident/process ⇒ describe something/someone as something ⇒ describe something/someone accurately/vividly/briefly
SIMILAR WORDSrelate, express, depict
2. transitive verbdescribe, explain or show?If you describe something, you give information or details about it, but not reasons for it.
If you describe someone or something as a particular thing, you say that they are like that thing.
⇒ They described themselves as liberals.When you use describe with an indirect object, you must put to in front of the indirect object. He later described to me what he had found... Could you describe the man to the police? You do not say, for example, 'He described me what he had found'.
⇒ A witness described the scene.If you explain something, you give information and reasons to help someone understand it better.
⇒ He tried to explain the meaning of the word. ⇒ He explained why birds migrate.A person can describe, explain or show something.
⇒ The teacher described/explained/showed how the device worked.You can say that facts, research, or a graph show something, but not describe it.
⇒ Surveys showed that the numbers of people using the buses had risen.
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Example Sentences Including 'describe'
He was a liar and a robber in business; she had heard the Minister for Business Affairs describe him that way to Philip.Murder Song
But in medicine it is used to describe the symptoms which presage the onset of an epileptic fit.CASCADES - THE DAY OF THE DEAD (2001)
In fact, to describe them in that regard, I'd have to revise the definition of `inexorable" upward.C B Greenfield - A Little Madness
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'describe' in Other Languages
- Arabic: يَصِفُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: descrever
- Chinese: 描述
- Croatian: opisati
- Czech: popsat popisovat
- Danish: beskrive
- Dutch: beschrijven
- European Spanish: describir
- Finnish: kuvailla
- French: décrire
- German: beschreiben
- Greek: περιγράφω
- Italian: descrivere
- Japanese: 記述する
- Korean: 묘사하다
- Norwegian: beskrive
- Polish: opisać opisywać
- Portuguese: descrever
- Romanian: a descrie
- Russian: описывать
- Spanish: describir
- Swedish: beskriva
- Thai: อธิบาย
- Turkish: betimlemek
- Ukrainian: описувати описати
- Vietnamese: mô tả
Translation of describe from the Collins English to Hindi Dictionary