Definitions for portraypɔrˈtreɪ, poʊr-
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portray in words
"The book portrays the actor as a selfish person"
portray, depict, limn(verb)
make a portrait of
"Goya wanted to portray his mistress, the Duchess of Alba"
assume or act the character of
"She impersonates Madonna"; "The actor portrays an elderly, lonely man"
represent abstractly, for example in a painting, drawing, or sculpture
"The father is portrayed as a good-looking man in this painting"
To describe in words; to convey.
To adorn with pictures.
to paint or draw the likeness of; as, to portray a king on horseback
hence, figuratively, to describe in words
to adorn with pictures
Origin: [OE. pourtraien, OF. portraire, pourtraire, F. portraire, fr. L. protrahere, protractum, to draw or drag forth; pro forward, forth + trahere to draw. See Trace, v. t., and cf. Protract.]
The numerical value of portray in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of portray in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Lost. titus can portray internal conflict just through his eyes, his look or a moment.
Never does a man portray his own character more vividly than in his manner of portraying another.
I find it rather easy to portray a businessman. Being bland, rather cruel and incompetent comes naturally to me.
Whoever that is hateful rather than loveful is bound to harbour & portray feelings of resentment. Oh! Yes, he/she can't help it.
The nature of men and women - their essential nature - is so vile and despicable that if you were to portray a person as he really is, no one would believe you.
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