What does portraying mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. depicting, depiction, portraying, portrayalnoun

    a representation by picture or portraiture


  1. portraying

    Portraying refers to the act of describing, representing, showing or creating a likeness of something or someone either through writing, art, media, or performance. It essentially involves creating an image or characterization that communicates certain features, characteristics, or qualities. It can also refer to the act of playing a role or character in a theatrical performance or film.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Portraying

    of Portray

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of portraying in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of portraying in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of portraying in a Sentence

  1. Carlotta Cardana:

    We envision this project as a celebration of Native American culture rather than portraying all the misery, there's a richness of cultural differences among the tribes. We tend to generalize and think of them as just a few tribes, but there's so much more.

  2. Malachi Love-Robinson after the 18-year-old:

    I'm not portraying [myself] as an M.D. I never said I've gone to school to be an M.D..

  3. Lisa Durden:

    Sexual choice is the ultimate in women's feminism, which is what shows like ‘ Inside Amy Schumer ’ [ are ] portraying, in the words of the late, great, Luther Vandross : ‘ It’s Never Too Much ’ in Hollywood. ’.

  4. Maria Repnikova:

    As a result of that, it is expedient to use Russian state media sources because they're the ones portraying the( Ukraine) conflict with a more favorable eye or view from the Russian perspective.

  5. Marco Rubio:

    He’s a con man who’s taking advantage of people's fears and anxieties about the future, portraying himself as some sort of strong guy, he’s not a strong guy. He’s never faced real adversity before.

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