Third-person singular simple present indicative form of describe.(verb)
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Use "describes" in a sentence
"For "nonconformist" read "dissident," and for "dissident" read "dangerous": the term describes any art, including political, religious and Surrealist work, that did not hew to the narrow, state-sanctioned confines of Socialist Realism."
"The phrase describes the melding of patriotism with a kind of non-denominational white-bread deism: it encompasses both explicit religiosity in public life the references to God in our founding documents and less well-defined but still-powerful expressions, such as the idea that the 9/11 dead are martyrs."
"Additionally, the term describes the direct experience of unwelcome change when an environment transforms around someone, creating a feeling of dispossession when, in fact, the affected individual has remained in one place."