Definitions for portraypɔrˈtreɪ, poʊr-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. portray(verb)

    portray in words

    "The book portrays the actor as a selfish person"

  2. portray, depict, limn(verb)

    make a portrait of

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

  3. impersonate, portray(verb)

    assume or act the character of

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

  4. portray, present(verb)

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

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

Wiktionary

  1. portray(Verb)

    To describe in words; to convey.

  2. portray(Verb)

    To adorn with pictures.

  3. Origin: portraire.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Portray(verb)

    to paint or draw the likeness of; as, to portray a king on horseback

  2. Portray(verb)

    hence, figuratively, to describe in words

  3. Portray(verb)

    to adorn with pictures


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