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describe

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To love one person with a private love is poor and miserable: to love all is glorious.
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Etymology

From French describe < [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] dēscrībō (write things apart from each other)

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA: /dəˈskɹaɪb/, /dɪsˈkɹaɪb/, SAMPA: /d@"skraIb/, /dIs"kraIb/
  • Rhymes: -aɪb

Verb

Infinitive
to describe

Third person singular
describ

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to describe (third-person singular simple present describ, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To represent in words.
    The feeling is difficult to describe, but not unpleasant.
  2. (transitive) (mathematics) To give rise to a geometrical structure.
    The function describes a very complex surface.

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