picture, depict, render, show(verb)
show in, or as in, a picture
"This scene depicts country life"; "the face of the child is rendered with much tenderness in this painting"
describe, depict, draw(verb)
give a description of
"He drew an elaborate plan of attack"
portray, depict, limn(verb)
make a portrait of
"Goya wanted to portray his mistress, the Duchess of Alba"
To render a representation of something, using words, sounds, images, or other means.
to form a colored likeness of; to represent by a picture; to paint; to portray
to represent in words; to describe vividly
Origin: [L. depictus, p. p. of depingere to depict; de- + pingere to paint. See Paint, and cf. Depaint, p. p.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
de-pikt′, v.t. to paint carefully: to make a likeness of: to describe minutely. [L. depingĕre, depictum—de, inten., pingĕre, to paint.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'depict' in Verbs Frequency: #867
The numerical value of depict in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of depict in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
There are Hollywood movies that depict Muslims in a much worse manner than any scene Bang Bros [the production company] could produce.
None of them have even seen the film, and while it is based on one man's story, it's a feature, not a documentary. There are plenty of movies that depict the brutality and inhumanity of war, unbroken.
It is the utmost cynicism to depict our country as a supposedly fascist state. It is done with the aim of justifying to the Russian people its own criminal action - Russia's aggression against Ukraine.
We have enslaved the rest of the animal creation, and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt, if they were able to formulate a religion, they would depict the Devil in human form.
Because women live creatively, they rarely experience the need to depict or write about that which to them is a primary experience and which men know only at a second remove. Women create naturally, men create artificially.
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- изобразявам, описвамBulgarian
- beschreiben, darstellen, abbildenGerman
- décrire, représenterFrench
- leír, lerajzol, lefestHungarian
- rappresenta, raffiguraItalian
- afbeelden, beschrijvenDutch
- reprezenta, înfățișa, descrie, ilustra, pictaRomanian
- опи́сывать, изобража́ть, описа́ть, изобрази́ть, обрисо́вывать, обрисова́тьRussian
- framställa, skildraSwedish
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