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Portray

Portray Meaning & Definition
Portray Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Portray?

[v] portray in words; "The book portrays the actor as a selfish person"
[v] make a portrait of; "Goya wanted to portray his mistress, the Duchess of Alba"
[v] represent in a painting, drawing, sculpture, or verbally; "The father is portrayed as a good-looking man in this painting"
[v] assume or act the character of; "She impersonates Madonna"; "The actor portrays an elderly, lonely man"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Portray: depict | impersonate | limn | present

Related Terms | Find terms related to Portray: act a part | act out | bring to life | cartoon | catch a likeness | chalk | character | characterize | charcoal | chart | color | copy | crayon | create a role | crosshatch | dash off | daub | delineate | depict | describe | design | diagram | doodle | draft | draw | duplicate | enact | evoke | express | give words to | hatch | hit off | image | impersonate | interpret | limn | map | notate | outline | paint | paint a picture | pencil | personate | photograph | picture | picturize | play a part | play a role | play opposite | pose as | print | register | render | represent | reproduce | rub | schematize | scratch | scumble | set forth | shade | show | sketch | stencil | support | sustain a part | symbolize | take a part | take a rubbing | tint | trace | trace out | trace over | write

See Also | act | commend | interpret | play | represent | represent

Portray In Webster's Dictionary

\Por*tray"\, v. t. [Written also {pourtray}.] [imp. & p. p. {portrayed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Portraying}.] [OE. pourtraien, OF. portraire, pourtraire, F. portraire, fr. L. protrahere, protractum, to draw or drag forth; pro forward, forth + trahere to draw. See {Trace}, v. t., and cf. {Protract}.] 1. To paint or draw the likeness of; as, to portray a king on horseback. Take a tile, and lay it before thee, and portray upon it the city, even Jerusalem. --Ezek. iv. 1. 2. Hence, figuratively, to describe in words. 3. To adorn with pictures. [R.] Spear and helmets thronged, and shields Various with boastful arguments potrayed. --Milton.

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