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Definitions of portray

  1. To adorn with pictures. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To paint or draw the likeness of. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. To paint or draw the likeness of: to describe in words. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. To depict the likeness of. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. To draw or paint; describe vividly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. portray in words; "The book portrays the actor as a selfish person" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. represent in a painting, drawing, sculpture, or verbally; "The father is portrayed as a good-looking man in this painting" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. Hence, figuratively, to describe in words. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. 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.
  10. Portraying. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. Portrayed. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for portray

  1. But the above theory did not, in either form, hold good in those I wish to portray – The Truth About America by Edward Money
  2. It would be impossible to portray the effect of the sermon that followed, coming, as it did, from a strong soul stirred to its depths by the truth under consideration. – A Knight Of The Nineteenth Century by E. P. Roe
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