"describes" in the verb sense
1. describe, depict, draw
give a description of
"He drew an elaborate plan of attack"
2. report, describe, account
to give an account or representation of in words
"Discreet Italian police described it in a manner typically continental"
3. trace, draw, line, describe, delineate
make a mark or lines on a surface
"draw a line"
"trace the outline of a figure in the sand"
4. identify, discover, key, key out, distinguish, describe, name
identify as in botany or biology, for example
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