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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 addition, Wouters' penultimate chapter, where he describes trends since the sexual revolution, is a bit of an odd fruit in this book.
In News From Nowhere, Morris carefully describes work, transport, food, housing and the upbringing of children.
In a balanced portrait of the author Sayer also describes Jack's lifelong commitment to friendship (p390), his sensitivity as a young boy, his brilliance as an academic, his journey towards faith and his love for Joy, the woman he married late in his life before her death only three years later.
In her article she briefly describes the essence of critical incident technique and illustrates its value in her study of the perceptions of fifth and seventh grade students' encounters with public librarians.
Hardman (Amerada Hess International Ltd, UK) covers the former and describes the exploration lessons that can be applied elsewhere in the world, partly from an anecdotal point of view.
Drake University scholars describe a project that helps graduate students to investigate the impacts of "digital citizenship" in a service-learning laboratory.
Documentation of the data elements the instance document describes.
Describes the recovery process and how energy from the recovery boiler is used to provide steam and electricity for the operation of the pulp and paper mill.
A chapter covering post-translational modifications describes detection of phosphorylated and glycosylated proteins as well as immunoaffinity chromatography, phosphopeptide mapping, and isotopic labeling and collision-induced dissociation strategies.
The SEP describes the program's overall technical approach, including systems engineering processes; resources; and key technical tasks, activities, and events along with their metrics and success criteria.
Each of the other segments describes and highlights occupations in a particular interest area.
His voice is clear, his diction and timing are impeccable, and the reading is slow enough that you can process the events it describes.
The first part of the book describes how the experts in fields such as music education and psychology describe and measure musical talent.
The company's 20-page, four-color catalog describes its complete line of analytical instrumentation.