Translation of describe in Spanish:

describe

describir, v.

Pronunciation: /dɪˈskrʌɪb//dəˈskraɪb/

transitive verb

  • 1

    (put into words)
    describir
    describe it to / for me descríbemelo
    • words cannot describe her beauty es de una belleza indescriptible
    • The attackers were described as three black males wearing dark clothes.
    • The book vividly described the wretched conditions of Mexican rural life and the brutality of the revolution.
    • Most methods have been described previously in detail.
    • He was described as fun-loving, adventurous and with a great sense of humour but also very dedicated.
    • The film's narrative can best be described as a boy's adventure story turned tragic.
    • What most people discover is that they use the same words to describe both experiences.
    • He has a single expression that might be described as pensive disappointment.
    • In the demographic campaign, the cities were described in the most gloomy terms.
    • It is the size of a paper clip and is described as a cross between a stick insect and a praying mantis.
    • He was described as having blond eyebrows, blue eyes and a local accent.
    • It is impossible for me to conjure up the words to adequately describe my own experiences.
    • He had a clean-shaven, fair face and had what was described as a local accent.
    • He is described as young and tall and was wearing a black tee-shirt, jeans and a baseball cap.
    • For those who have dived upon an untouched shipwreck the experience is described as very moving indeed.
    • The situation described in the last paragraph is unlikely.
    • While writing she realised how few words we have to describe these experiences.
    • Local history has often been described as the story of people in a place over time.
    • He is described as about 6ft tall, medium to thin build, with black and shaven hair.
    • There was only one word to describe his expression, every time I looked over at him.
    • People came from Norway on an arduous, and in some cases terrifying, voyage, vividly described here.
  • 2

    (characterize)
    to describe sb/sth ( as sth)
    • how would you describe yourself? ¿cómo te definirías?
    • he describes himself as a socialist se dice socialista
    • I would describe the book as dull and repetitive yo diría que es un libro soso y repetitivo
  • 3

    • 3.1Mathematics
      (draw)

      trazar
      • After it has been well stretched, a circle is described with a piece of charcoal.
      • Then, with the compasses fixed at the right, an arc is described from the horizontal distance at the left to the left hand side of the "proscaenium".
      • Thus, an arc is described in Figure I from C which cuts the triangle at I and J.

    • 3.2(formal) (move in shape of)

      (curve/arc) describir formal