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portray


verb
1. portray in words (Freq. 9)
- The book portrays the actor as a selfish person
Derivationally related forms:
portraiture, portrait, portrayal
Hypernyms:
represent
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Something ----s somebody
2. make a portrait of (Freq. 3)
- Goya wanted to portray his mistress, the Duchess of Alba
Syn:
depict, limn
Derivationally related forms:
limner (for: limn), depictive (for: depict), depiction (for: depict), picture (for: depict), depicting (for: depict), portraitist, portraiture, portraying, portrayal
Topics:
art, artistic creation, artistic production
Hypernyms:
represent, interpret
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s somebody
3. assume or act the character of (Freq. 2)
- She impersonates Madonna
- The actor portrays an elderly, lonely man
Syn:
impersonate
Derivationally related forms:
portrayal, persona (for: impersonate), impersonation (for: impersonate)
Topics:
performing arts
Hypernyms:
act, play, represent
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s somebody
4. represent abstractly, for example in a painting, drawing, or sculpture
- The father is portrayed as a good-looking man in this painting
Syn:
present
Derivationally related forms:
presentment (for: present), presentation (for: present), portraitist, portraiture, portrayer, portraying, portrayal
Topics:
art, artistic creation, artistic production
Hypernyms:
represent, interpret
Hyponyms:
commend
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Something ----s somebody
- Something ----s something

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