To think about the parts of something figure outwhat its is like as a whole.
To identify similarities and differences of two or more things.
to give characteristics of something, including ideas or events a description can also tell how something changes over time
to make clear or give the reasons for something. to explain how something happens tell the way in which it occurs to explains why something happens give the reasons why it occurs
to determine the value or worth of something
to name something or tell what something is
to use what is known to make a statement a about what will happen in the future.
to restate information in a shorter form by stating only what is important
to give facts, examples, and other evidence to back a conclusion,argument or point of view