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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to depict)
a. describir
Words can't describe how I feel right now.No hay palabras que puedan describir lo que siento ahora mismo.
2. (to characterize)
a. definir
Would you describe it as a feminist novel?¿La definiría como una novela feminista?
3. (to characterize oneself)
a. definirse
She describes herself as a conservative with moderate views.Se define como una conservadora de ideas moderadas.
4. (to draw)
a. trazar
Describe a circumference of 15 cm in diameter.Traza una circunferencia de 15 cm de diámetro.
5. (to move along a line)
a. describe
The orbit that the earth describes around the sun is elliptical.La Tierra describe una órbita elíptica alrededor del sol.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (depict verbally)
a. describir
she describes herself as an artistse define a sí misma como artista
2. (formal)
a. describir, trazar (draw; circle, line)
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describe [dɪsˈkraɪb]
transitive verb
1 [+scene, person] describir
describe him for us descríbenoslo; the feeling is impossible to describe la sensación es indescriptible; she describes herself as an executive se define como una ejecutiva; I wouldn't describe her as a feminist no la calificaría de or describiría como feminista
2 (Geom) [+circle] describir
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