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Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceWords & Wordplay · 1 decade ago

what is difference between define, describe and explain?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Define: give the meaning of the word, like dictionaries do.

    Describe: give some characteristics of the item defined.

    Explain: give reasons for why the item is what it is or does what it does; provide more complete information

    For example, head cold.

    Define: a viral infection affecting the nose and eyes and ears. (OK, this definition sux, but you get the idea.)

    Describe: head colds make your nose run and may also include a sort throat and congestion in your head.

    Explain: you can catch colds from others if good hygiene is not observed, because viruses travel in sneezes and used handkerchiefs. They can last up to a couple weeks and may cause a fever,

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  • 3 years ago

    Define Describe

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    4 years ago

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  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    Thank you! Extremely informative and gives me better insight on the subject

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    the spellings

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