1. III
1) describe smb., smth. describe one's acquaintance (a person, the criminal, smb.'s appearance, a flower, an event, a picture, a battle, etc.) описать своего знакомого и т. д., we asked him to describe his impressions мы попросили его поделиться своими впечатлениями
2) describe smth. describe a straight line (a triangle, a rectangle, etc.) начертить прямую [линию] и т. д.', describe a circle описать окружность
2. IV
describe smb., smth. in some manner describe smb., smth. vaguely (properly, fully, convincingly, to the best of one's abilities, etc.) описывать /обрисовывать, охарактеризовывать/ кого-л., что-л. туманно и т. д.; he described the event quite accurately он весьма точно изобразил /описал/ это событие; she briefly described the situation она кратко /коротко/ обрисовала положение; he vividly described the life of a village он нарисовал яркую картину сельской жизни
3. XI
be described as being of some kind he is described as being very clever его характеризуют как очень умного человека, о нем отзываются /говорят/ как об очень умном человеке
4. XXI1
describe smth., smb. to smb. describe the place to one's friends (the event to the audience, one's experience to one's teacher, etc.) описать своим друзьям это место и т. д.; describe one's friends to his mother рассказать своей матери, какие у него друзья
5. XXIV1
describe smb. as smb. describe smb. as one's brother (as an expert, as a scientist, etc.) выдавать кого-л. за своего брата и т. д., называть кого-л. своим братом и т. д.; he describes himself as a doctor он называет себя врачом, он выдает себя за врача; describe smth. as smth. describe this venture as a failure (his old idea as a new invention, his approach to the problem as a new treatment, etc.) представлять это предприятие как неудачу и т. д. ; he described the picture as a masterpiece он охарактеризовал эту картину как шедевр
6. XXIV2
describe smth., smb. as possessing some quality she described the boy's behaviour as very strange она сказала, что мальчик вел себя очень странно; describe smb. as being dependable (as being extremely unreliable, as being energetic, etc.) охарактеризовать кого-л. как надежного и т. д. человека
7. XXV
describe what... (where..., etc.) describe what one saw (where one went, etc.) описывать, что видел и т. д.
describe to smb. what... (how..., etc.) describe to him what one saw (how to do it, etc.) описывать кому-л., что видел и т. д.

English-Russian dictionary of verb phrases. 2013.

Смотреть что такое "describe" в других словарях:

  • Describe — De*scribe , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Described}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Describing}.] [L. describere, descriptum; de + scribere to write: cf. OE. descriven, OF. descrivre, F. d[ e]crire. See {Scribe}, and cf. {Descry}.] 1. To represent by drawing; to draw… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • describe — I verb annotate, be specific, characterize, clarify, define, delineate, depict, depingere, describere, detail, elucidate, explain, explicare, expound, give an account, identify, illuminate, illustrate, itemize, make clear, make plain, make vivid …   Law dictionary

  • Describe — De*scribe , v. i. To use the faculty of describing; to give a description; as, Milton describes with uncommon force and beauty. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • describe — early 13c., descriven, from O.Fr. descrivre, descrire (13c.), from L. describere to write down, copy; sketch, represent (see DESCRIPTION (Cf. description)). Reconstructed with Latin spelling 16c. Related: Describable; described, describes,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • describe — *relate, narrate, state, report, rehearse, recite, recount Analogous words: delineate, *sketch, outline …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • describe — [v] explain in speech, writing call, characterize, chronicle, communicate, construe, convey image, define, delineate, depict, detail, distinguish, draw, elucidate, epitomize, exemplify, explicate, expound, express, illuminate, illustrate, image,… …   New thesaurus

  • describe — ► VERB 1) give a detailed account in words of. 2) mark out or draw (a geometrical figure). DERIVATIVES describable adjective describer noun. ORIGIN Latin describere write down …   English terms dictionary

  • describe — [di skrīb′] vt. described, describing [ME descriven < OFr descrivre < L describere, to copy down, transcribe < de , from + scribere, to write: see SCRIBE] 1. to tell or write about; give a detailed account of 2. to picture in words 3. to …   English World dictionary

  • describe */*/*/ — UK [dɪˈskraɪb] / US verb [transitive] Word forms describe : present tense I/you/we/they describe he/she/it describes present participle describing past tense described past participle described 1) a) to give details about what someone or… …   English dictionary

  • describe — de|scribe W1S1 [dıˈskraıb] v [T] [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: describere, from scribere to write ] 1.) to say what something or someone is like by giving details about them ▪ The police asked her to describe the two men. ▪ An alternative… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • describe — de|scribe [ dı skraıb ] verb transitive *** 1. ) to give details about what someone or something is like: The e mail system is fully described in section 10. I don t think that s quite the word to describe my feelings. describe someone/something… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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