verb (used with object), de·scribed, de·scrib·ing.
Origin of describe
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The “doctorate” Duke claims is from an anti-Semitic Ukranian “diploma mill” as described by the State Department.
The training, at least as described by the U.S. military, is incredibly basic.Pentagon Insider on New Plan to Fight ISIS: ‘Of Course It’s Not Enough’|Nancy A. Youssef|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
This wasn't even my own account on JSwipe, which has been described as the Jewish Tinder.
Maxwell was not available for comment but has described all claims against her as “untrue” and “obvious lies.”
Otis says he was wearing a tan jacket similar to one described by witnesses.His First Day Out Of Jail After 40 Years: Adjusting To Life Outside|Justin Rohrlich|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Micheli not only described the form but figured it, nearly two hundred years ago.The North American Slime-Moulds|Thomas H. (Thomas Huston) MacBride
In cases such as have been described here readers might wonder why names, dates and places are not revealed.
In Hirudo, Leuckart has described three similar pairs of organs, the structure of which he has fully elucidated.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume III (of 4)|Francis Maitland Balfour
Chorion-epithelioma malignum (deciduoma) was first described in 1889 by Snger and Pfeiffer.
On other occasions pictures, described with minute attention to details, were presented to the audience in Tableaux-328- Vivants.Renaissance in Italy: Italian Literature|John Addington Symonds
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Word Origin for describe
Word Origin and History for described
early 13c., descriven, from Old French descrivre, descrire (13c.), from Latin describere "to write down, copy; sketch, represent" (see description). Reconstructed with Latin spelling 16c. Related: Describable; described, describes, describing.