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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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In section 3, we describe how corpus analysis techniques can be used to analyze larger samples of audio description and develop a preliminary classification of ways in which describers convey information about characters' mental states.
He will be the secondary describer for "Flashdance,'' with Sitten, who works at the Perkins School for the Blind, the primary describer.
Although it is much easier for audio describers to cooperate directly with directors from the same country, as was the case with Udo and Fels (2009), it is much more difficult with foreign films, especially those by world-famous directors.
The Describer makes the puzzle in the given 10 by 10 grid, with no limit on time.
Thus, when in anthropology the problem of the subjectivity of the describer primarily exists in autoethnography and that of the subjectivity of the described in its general theory (Luhrmann 2006; Strauss 2006; Ortner 2005), then in general methodology, description is associated with the use of general qualitative research methods and especially with the concept of participant observation.
has a key describer mode enabling user familiarisation with the Victor Stream's functions
Tomorrow, if I'm not in office, I'll undoubtedly be a sort of journalist, a public commentator, a describer of things and of the essentials.
It is not unusual to find the same physical being described as "naive" and "sophisticated," as "innocent" and "savvy," depending on the describer.
As readers, we spend almost 300 pages in the company of Bobby-the-life-loser, and yet his company, as a product describer notes on Amazon.
Still in 2002, Laykin develops an automatic classification devices for vegetal products on the basis of colour describer, all of that while valuing the mean and standard deviation of all pixels in the product area.
While both the described and the describer elements (or the tenor and the vehicle in the case of metaphors) are evoked, it is the implicit goal of these figures to provide further information about the described using the describer.
When does the describer find time within the performance to commentate on what's going on?
The specific styles that Reese and Cox (1999) tested were: the describer style (a low demand style), a performance-oriented style (a high demand style), and a comprehender style (a high demand style).
The describer also has to read about related species.
The acknowledged role of the nervous system implies that the verbalization of my experiences must be something more than a mere depiction or simple description since I, as the subject, am not merely a passive describer as held in the depictional view, but rather I am an active subject--an evaluator (6)--a processing unit as the subject processes the sense data using my belief system.