One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘he described his experiences in a letter to his parents’
report, narrate, recount, relate, tell of, set out, chronicle
express, put into words, give a account of, give a description of, give details of, detail, represent
evoke, conjure up
catalogue, give a rundown of, paint a word picture of, paint in words
explain, expound, elucidate, illustrate, discuss, comment on
2‘a lawyer described him as a pathetic figure’
designate, pronounce, call, label, style, dub
characterize, classify, class, categorize, portray, depict, brand, hail, paint
3‘the tip of the light pen described a circle’
delineate, mark out, outline, trace, draw, sketch
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