Definitions for portray

Definitions for (verb) portray

Main entry: portray

Definition: portray in words

Usage: The book portrays the actor as a selfish person

Main entry: limn, portray, depict

Definition: make a portrait of

Usage: Goya wanted to portray his mistress, the Duchess of Alba

Main entry: portray, present

Definition: represent abstractly, for example in a painting, drawing, or sculpture

Usage: The father is portrayed as a good-looking man in this painting

Main entry: portray, impersonate

Definition: assume or act the character of

Usage: She impersonates Madonna; The actor portrays an elderly, lonely man

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