transitive verb
1) beschreiben; schildern

describe [oneself] as ... — [sich] als ... bezeichnen

2) (move in, draw) beschreiben [Kreis, Bogen, Kurve]
* * *
1) (to give an account of in words; to tell in words what something or someone is like: He described what had happened; Would you describe her as beautiful?) beschreiben
2) (to say that one is something: He describes himself as a salesman.) bezeichnen
* * *
1. (tell in words)
to \describe sb/sth [to sb] [jdm] jdn/etw beschreiben
to \describe an attacker einen Angreifer beschreiben
to \describe an experience eine Erfahrung schildern
to \describe sb as stupid jdn als dumm bezeichnen
2. (dated: draw)
to \describe a circle einen Kreis beschreiben
to \describe a curve eine Kurve ziehen
to \describe a line eine Linie ziehen
* * *
1) (= give description of) beschreiben, schildern

describe him for us — beschreiben Sie ihn uns (dat)

which cannot be described — was unbeschreiblich ist

to describe oneself/sb as ... —

he describes himself as an intellectual — er bezeichnet sich als Intellektueller

the police describe him as dangerous/a terrorist — die Polizei bezeichnet ihn als gefährlich/(einen) Terroristen

he is described as being tall with short fair hair — er wird als groß mit kurzen blonden Haaren beschrieben

2) (MATH) beschreiben
* * *
describe [dıˈskraıb] v/t
1. beschreiben, schildern (beide:
sth to sb jemandem etwas)
2. (as) bezeichnen (als), nennen (akk):
describe sb as a fool
3. besonders MATH einen Kreis, eine Kurve beschreiben
* * *
transitive verb
1) beschreiben; schildern

describe [oneself] as ... — [sich] als ... bezeichnen

2) (move in, draw) beschreiben [Kreis, Bogen, Kurve]
* * *
beschreiben v.

English-german dictionary. 2013.

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