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dɪˈpɪktde·pict

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. picture, depict, render, showverb

    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"

  2. describe, depict, drawverb

    give a description of

    "He drew an elaborate plan of attack"

  3. portray, depict, limnverb

    make a portrait of

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

Wiktionary

  1. depictverb

    To render a representation of something, using words, sounds, images, or other means.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Depictverb

    Etymology: depingo depictum, Latin.

    The cowards of Lacedemon depicted upon their shields the most terrible beasts they could imagine. Jeremy Taylor, Worthy Comm.

    When the distractions of a tumult are sensibly depicted, every object and every occurrence are so presented to your view, that while you read, you seem indeed to see them. Henry Felton.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Depict

    depicted

  2. Depict

    depicted

  3. Depictverb

    to form a colored likeness of; to represent by a picture; to paint; to portray

  4. Depictverb

    to represent in words; to describe vividly

  5. Etymology: [L. depictus, p. p. of depingere to depict; de- + pingere to paint. See Paint, and cf. Depaint, p. p.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Depict

    de-pikt′, v.t. to paint carefully: to make a likeness of: to describe minutely. [L. depingĕre, depictumde, inten., pingĕre, to paint.]

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  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'depict' in Verbs Frequency: #867

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of depict in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of depict in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of depict in a Sentence

  1. William Ralph Inge:

    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.

  2. Franz Kompisch:

    You chose the safe desk job, what you consider to be moral guilt and what you depict as being a cog in the wheel is exactly what lawmakers view as being an accessory to murder.

  3. Franz Kompisch:

    What you consider to be moral guilt and what you depict as being a cog in the wheel is exactly what lawmakers view as being an accessory to murder.

  4. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew:

    Our paper bills and the images of great American leaders and landmarks that they depict have long been a way for us to honor our past and discuss our values, this decision of putting a woman on the $ 10 bill reflects our aspirations for the future as much as the reflections of the past.

  5. Joseph Strickland:

    Spike Lee was the voice depicting the ills of social issues. Joseph Strickland will depict the spiritual issues (or ills) from within.

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