Describe is pretty common with how, for example: How do you describe yourself?
My question is: Can I use what with the verb describe, for example: What do you describe yourself as?
I suppose the answer would be one word (for describing yourself).
I have a dialog with a similar situation:
John: So you are saying she said decadent about our uncle?!
Victoria: That's what she described him. But please, John, don't get angry at her. She didn't mean it, I think.
Is it correct, in my dialog, to use what since she (the person who is talked about) described their uncle by one word?