Synonyms for Describe:


grade, sort, bracket, class, group, rehearse, categorize, relate, recite, rank, words, classify. exemplify, set forth, profile, represent, express, image. delineate (noun)
paint, express, make vivid, catch, elucidate, represent, write up, convey a verbal image of, tell of, term, give the details of, label, illuminate, detail, pin down, illustrate, epitomize, give the dope on, make clear, characterize, make sense of, particularize, represent in words, relate, give an account of.
describe (noun)
draw, identify, line, account, key, discover, report, distinguish, outline, trace, delineate, name, key out, depict.


account (verb)
account, rationalize, explicate, justify, clarify, explain.
communication (verb)
draw, depict.
explain in speech, writing (verb)
define, label, elucidate, epitomize, characterize, distinguish, illustrate, image, report, depict, recount, represent, recite, term, relate, outline, chronicle, write up, detail, name, narrate, trace, explicate, make sense of, make vivid, rehearse, paint, draw, tell, state, make clear, delineate, exemplify, express, illuminate, particularize, portray.
mean (verb)
denote, indicate, imply, mean, signify, connote, define, intend.
report (verb)
Journalize, tell, report, narrate, table, recount, portray, state, retell, chronicle, log, summarize, record.

Other synonyms:

rehearse, relate, characterize, particularize. represent, exemplify. recite, illustrate. pin down. paint, express, profile. classify
make clear, set forth.
write up.

Usage examples for describe

  1. " I have seen a change I cannot describe at all. – The Necromancers by Robert Hugh Benson
  2. Oh, do describe it! – Paul Patoff by F. Marion Crawford
  3. I will describe him later. – The Sunny Side of Diplomatic Life, 1875-1912 by Lillie DeHegermann-Lindencrone