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Definition of "depict" []

  • To represent in a picture or sculpture. (verb-transitive)
  • To represent in words; describe. See Synonyms at represent. (verb-transitive)
  • To represent by or as by drawing, sculpture, painting, etc; delineate; portray (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To represent in words; describe (verb)

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Use "depict" in a sentence
  • "The world I'm trying to depict is strange, unfamiliar, beautiful, exciting - but above all, it's real."
  • "No, what they depict is what was described and the children's interpretation that it was the Holy Father."
  • "What these Twenty Poems of Love and One Ode of Desperation depict is the meeting between two people's desolation in the shadow of destruction, and in the next major work, Residence on Earth, he is still "alone among shifting matter"."