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    portray - Dictionary definition and meaning for word portray

    Definition
    (verb) portray in words
    Example Sentence
    • The book portrays the actor as a selfish person
    Definition
    (verb) make a portrait of
    Synonyms : depict , limn
    Example Sentence
    • Goya wanted to portray his mistress, the Duchess of Alba
    Definition
    (verb) assume or act the character of
    Synonyms : impersonate
    Example Sentence
    • She impersonates Madonna
    • The actor portrays an elderly, lonely man
    Definition
    (verb) represent abstractly, for example in a painting, drawing, or sculpture
    Synonyms : present
    Example Sentence
    • The father is portrayed as a good-looking man in this painting
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