Describe (synonyms, similar words, thesaurus)

Describe something/someone in a particular way

Describe

To say someone or something is a particular kind of person or thing

She is described by her friends as generous and honest.

Call

To describe someone or something in a particular way

His classmates call him a liar.

Picture

To describe someone or something in a particular way

He is pictured as a serious and difficult person.

Present

To show or describe something or someone in a particular way

In his speech, he presented himself as a family man.

Depict

To describe someone or something in words or with a picture

In her speech, she depicted her father as a tyrant.

Characterize

To describe the qualities of someone or something in a particular way

He characterizes himself as middle class.

 

Describe someone / something unfairly

Represent

To describe someone or something in a particular way, especially in a way that is not fair

I represent myself as an expert, but I know nothing.

Label

To describe someone or something in a particular way, especially unfairly or incorrectly

Many of my teachers have labeled me a troublemaker.

Portray

To show or describe someone or something in a particular way, especially when this does not give an accurate impression of what they are really like

She portrayed herself as the victim at the trial.

Paint

To describe someone or something in a particular way, especially in a way that causes people to believe something untrue

The area is not as bad as it is painted.