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Definition of "portray" []

  • To depict or represent pictorially; make a picture of. (verb-transitive)
  • To depict or describe in words. (verb-transitive)
  • To represent dramatically, as on the stage. See Synonyms at represent. (verb-transitive)

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.

Use "portray" in a sentence
  • "How much of what you portray is true and how much is pure invention?"
  • "They are also actively hostile toward stories which concern matters military that again portray those matters as anything other than negative."
  • "Coincidentally I watched Michael Palin portray him last night."