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Describe vs. Inform

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Describeverb

(transitive) To represent in words.

‘The feeling is difficult to describe, but not unpleasant.’; ‘The geographer describes countries and cities.’;

Informverb

To instruct, train (usually in matters of knowledge).

Describeverb

(transitive) To represent by drawing; to draw a plan of; to delineate; to trace or mark out.

‘to describe a circle by the compasses;’; ‘a torch waved about the head in such a way as to describe a circle’;

Informverb

(transitive) To communicate knowledge to.

Describeverb

To give rise to a geometrical structure.

‘The function describes a very complex surface.’;

Informverb

(intransitive) To impart information or knowledge.

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Describeverb

To introduce a new taxon to science by explaining its characteristics and particularly how it differs from other taxa.

‘The fungus was first described by a botanist.’;

Informverb

To act as an informer; denounce.

Describeverb

(obsolete) To distribute into parts, groups, or classes; to mark off; to class.

Informverb

(transitive) To give form or character to; to inspire (with a given quality); to affect, influence (with a pervading principle, idea etc.).

‘His sense of religion informs everything he writes.’;

Describeverb

To represent by drawing; to draw a plan of; to delineate; to trace or mark out; as, to describe a circle by the compasses; a torch waved about the head in such a way as to describe a circle.

Informverb

To make known, wisely and/or knowledgeably.

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Describeverb

To represent by words written or spoken; to give an account of; to make known to others by words or signs; as, the geographer describes countries and cities.

Informverb

To direct, guide.

Describeverb

To distribute into parts, groups, or classes; to mark off; to class.

‘Passed through the land, and described it by cities into seven parts in a book.’;

Informverb

To take form; to become visible or manifest; to appear.

Describeverb

To use the faculty of describing; to give a description; as, Milton describes with uncommon force and beauty.

Informadjective

Without regular form; shapeless; ugly; deformed.

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Describeverb

give a description of;

‘He drew an elaborate plan of attack’;

Informadjective

Without regular form; shapeless; ugly; deformed.

Describeverb

to give an account or representation of in words;

‘Discreet Italian police described it in a manner typically continental’;

Informverb

To give form or share to; to give vital or organizing power to; to give life to; to imbue and actuate with vitality; to animate; to mold; to figure; to fashion.

‘Let others better mold the running massOf metals, and inform the breathing brass.’; ‘Breath informs this fleeting frame.’; ‘Breathes in our soul, informs our mortal part.’;

Describeverb

identify as in botany or biology, for example

Informverb

To communicate knowledge to; to make known to; to acquaint; to advise; to instruct; to tell; to notify; to enlighten; - usually followed by of.

‘For he would learn their business secretly,And then inform his master hastily.’; ‘I am informed thoroughly of the cause.’;

Describeverb

make a mark or lines on a surface;

‘draw a line’; ‘trace the outline of a figure in the sand’;

Informverb

To communicate a knowledge of facts to, by way of accusation; to warn against anybody.

‘Tertullus . . . informed the governor against Paul.’;

Informverb

To take form; to become visible or manifest; to appear.

‘It is the bloody business which informsThus to mine eyes.’;

Informverb

To give intelligence or information; to tell.

‘He might either teach in the same manner, or inform how he had been taught.’;

Informverb

impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to;

‘I informed him of his rights’;

Informverb

give character or essence to;

‘The principles that inform modern teaching’;

Informverb

act as an informer;

‘She had informed on her own parents for years’;

Inform

Inform is a programming language and design system for interactive fiction originally created in 1993 by Graham Nelson. Inform can generate programs designed for the Z-code or Glulx virtual machines.

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