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To describe or define something

describe

verb

to give details about what someone or something is like

define

verb

to describe clearly and exactly what something is

illustrate

verb

to show what something is like, or to show that something is true

set out

to explain, describe, or arrange something in a clear and detailed way, especially in writing

pin down

to understand or describe something exactly

set forth

to explain or describe something in a clear and detailed way, especially in writing

delineate

verb

to describe something very exactly

exemplify

verb

to show something using an example

profile

verb

to give a description of a person, place, or organization in an article, or a television or radio programme

paint

verb

to describe someone or something in a particular way

hostile architecture

the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …

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boots on the ground

a situation in which a country's armed forces are physically present in an area of conflict …

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