ascribe / describe

ascribe / describe
   Ascribe means "to attribute to": She ascribed her feelings of jealousy to insecurity.
   Describe means "to show what something is by drawing a picture with words": Describe in detail what the man looked like.

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  • Scribe — (skr[imac]b), n. [L. scriba, fr. scribere to write; cf. Gr. ska rifos a splinter, pencil, style (for writing), E. scarify. Cf. {Ascribe}, {Describe}, {Script}, {Scrivener}, {Scrutoire}.] 1. One who writes; a draughtsman; a writer for another;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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