portray definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To depict or portray pictorially; make a photo of.
    • To depict or explain in words.
    • To portray dramatically, as from the phase. See Synonyms at represent.
    • To color or draw the likeness of.
    • Hence, figuratively, to explain in words.
    • To adorn with pictures.
  • verb:
    • To decorate or draw the likeness of.
    • to explain in words; to share.
    • To play a job; to depict a character or individual.
    • To adorn with images.
    • make a portrait of
    • represent abstractly, for instance in a painting, attracting, or sculpture
    • assume or act the smoothness of
    • portray in words
  • others:
    • To depict; replicate the lineaments of; draw or paint to the life.
    • To depict or describe vividly in terms; describe graphically or vividly.
    • To adorn with photographs or portraits.
    • Synonyms also to delineate, sketch, represent.
    • To paint.

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