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English verb: portray

1. portray (communication) portray in words


SamplesThe book portrays the actor as a selfish person.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)represent

2. portray (creation) make a portrait of


SamplesGoya wanted to portray his mistress, the Duchess of Alba.


Synonymsdepict, limn


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)interpret, represent


Domain categoryart, artistic creation, artistic production

3. portray (creation) assume or act the character of


SamplesShe impersonates Madonna.
The actor portrays an elderly, lonely man.


Synonymsimpersonate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)act, play, represent


Domain categoryperforming arts

4. portray (creation) represent abstractly, for example in a painting, drawing, or sculpture


SamplesThe father is portrayed as a good-looking man in this painting.


Synonymspresent


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)interpret, represent


Narrower (hyponym)commend


Domain categoryart, artistic creation, artistic production









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