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IB Biology Command Terms

Title says it all, not sure if McGonegal is making his students do this as well. EDIT NOTE: I did not originally realize there was a back side to the sheet given to us, so I did not originally add the last seven terms. They have now been included, I apologize for any inconvenience.
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Define
Give the precise meaning of a word, phrase or physical quantity.
Draw
Represent by means of pencil lines.
Label
List
Give a sequence of names or other brief answers with no explanation.
Measure
Find a value for a quantity.
State
Give a specific name, value or other brief answer without explanation or calculation.
Annotate
Add brief notes to a diagram or graph.
Apply
Use an idea, equation, principle, theory or law in a new situation.
Calculate
Find a numerical answer showing the relevant stages in the working (unless instructed not to do so.)
Describe
Give a detailed account.
Distinguish
Give the differences between two or more different items.
Estimate
Find an approximate value for an unknown quantity.
Identify
Find an answer from a given number of possibilities.
Outline
Give a brief account or summary.
Analyze
Interpret data to reach conclusions.
Comment
Give a judgement based on a given statement or result of a calculation.
Compare
Give an account of similarities and differences between two (or more) items, referring to both (all) of them throughout.
Construct
Represent or develop in graphical form.
Deduce
Reach a conclusion from the information given.
Derive
Manipulate a mathematical relationship(s) to give a new equation or relationship.
Design
Produce a plan, simulation or model.
Determine
Discuss
Give an account including, where possible, a range of arguments for and against the relative importance of various factors, or comparisons of alternative hypotheses.
Evaluate
Assess the implications and limitations.
Explain
Give a detailed account of causes, reasons or mechanisms.
Predict
Give an expected result.
Show
Give the steps in a calculation or derivation.
Sketch
Represent by means of a graph showing a line and labelled but unscaled axes but with important features (for example, intercept) clearly indicated.
Solve
Obtain an answer using algebraic and/or numerical methods.
Suggest
Propose a hypothesis or other possible answer.