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Definitions of portray

  1. make a portrait of; "Goya wanted to portray his mistress, the Duchess of Alba" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. assume or act the character of; "She impersonates Madonna"; "The actor portrays an elderly, lonely man" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. portray in words; "The book portrays the actor as a selfish person" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. represent in a painting, drawing, sculpture, or verbally; "The father is portrayed as a good-looking man in this painting" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. To adorn with pictures. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To paint or draw the likeness of; as, to portray a king on horseback. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. Hence, figuratively, to describe in words. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. To paint or draw the likeness of. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. Portrayed. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. Portraying. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. To paint or draw the likeness of: to describe in words. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. PORTRAYER. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. To depict the likeness of. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. To draw or paint; describe vividly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. To paint or draw a likeness of; to describe in words; to adorn with pictures. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. To paint or draw the resemblance of anything; to describe vividly in words, as the appearance of a person. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  17. Make likeness of; describe graphically. Hence portrayal (2) n. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary

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