Outline: Give only the main points of a theory, situation, or topic in a concise manner.
State / Identify: Identify and clearly express the main features of a theory.
Suggest: To mention / propose a possibility.
Describe: Provide details of the main features or characteristics of an object, theory, or event.
Explain: Detailed and clear coverage of the subject matter, giving convincing reasons to support your answers.
Illustrate: Clarify or explain something by use of examples/diagrams.
Compare: Point out the differences or similarities between two or more things.
Contrast/Distinguish/Differentiate: Point out the differences between two or more things.
Analyse: Suggests a detailed answer, involving breaking down a concept or topic into its component parts or essential features in order to examine or determine their relationship.
Discuss/Examine: Detailed and careful investigation of the subject matter, looking at the arguments for and against.
Justify: To explain or defend your decision or judgement through arguments, supporting evidence, consideration of objections, and/or explanation of the decision-making process.
Assess/Evaluate: Judge the worth of something or some statement. Do not be concerned with seeking a correct answer. Very often there is not one, and the examiner is more concerned with the strength of your arguments for and against, and the rationale underlying your answer.
Comment on: Say something that gives you opinion about it or an explanation for it.