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describe (someone or something) as (something)

To make a descriptive statement about someone or something. Anyone who describes you as "shy" must not know you very well, chatterbox! I wouldn't describe the car as "new" per se—but don't worry, it's in very good condition.
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describe (someone or something) to (someone)

To make a descriptive statement about someone or something to someone else. If you describe Bill to me, I might remember him. Can you describe the situation to me? I'm not sure what is going on.
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describe someone or something as something

to describe or portray a person or a thing as something or as being in some particular state. Would you describe her as a woman of average height? We described the building as a collection of contemporary architectural clichés.
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describe someone or something to someone

to characterize or portray a particular person or thing to someone. Will you describe her to me, please? Please describe yourself to me so I will know you.
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This paper presents an approach to address the problem and describes a prototype system that was created to demonstrate the approach.
Or Franklin Sirmans who describes the nuanced memoir paintings of Deborah Grant as powerful enough to "give you the energy to get down, stand back up, take it all in, and wonder.
1603), which describes how God "created heaven and earth, and .
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What has not yet been developed or published, however, is a standardized tool to describe pressure ulcer healing.
Bad genes have also become a facetious metaphor to describe national aggression.
In contrast to his previous work, in these paintings Tacla relies much less on three-dimensional representation: landscapes, when they occur, look as if they were selected merely for the patterning they describe.
There must be a showing of probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and the warrant must particularly describe the place to be searched and the persons or things to be seized.