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Definition 1: portray in words - [verb of communication]

Samples where portray or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The book portrays the actor as a selfish person

(portray is a kind of ...) serve as a means of expressing something

"The flower represents a young girl"

Definition 2: make a portrait of - [verb of creation]

Samples where portray or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Goya wanted to portray his mistress, the Duchess of Alba

Synonyms for portray in the sense of this definition

(portray is a kind of ...) create an image or likeness of

"The painter represented his wife as a young girl"

(portray belongs to category ...) the creation of beautiful or significant things

"art does not need to be innovative to be good" "I was never any good at art" "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"

Definition 3: assume or act the character of - [verb of creation]

Samples where portray or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She impersonates Madonna
  • The actor portrays an elderly, lonely man

Synonyms for portray in the sense of this definition

(portray is a kind of ...) play a role or part

"Gielgud played Hamlet" "She wants to act Lady Macbeth, but she is too young for the role" "She played the servant to her husband's master"

(portray belongs to category ...) arts or skills that require public performance

Definition 4: represent abstractly, for example in a painting, drawing, or sculpture - [verb of creation]

Samples where portray or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for portray in the sense of this definition

(portray is a kind of ...) create an image or likeness of

"The painter represented his wife as a young girl"

(... is a kind of portray ) present as worthy of regard, kindness, or confidence

"His paintings commend him to the artistic world"

(portray belongs to category ...) the creation of beautiful or significant things

"art does not need to be innovative to be good" "I was never any good at art" "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"

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