Associations to the word «Portray»
PORTRAY, verb. To paint or draw the likeness of.
PORTRAY, verb. (figuratively) To describe in words; to convey.
PORTRAY, verb. To play a role; to depict a character, person, situation, or event.
PORTRAY, verb. To adorn with pictures.
PORTRAY, verb. Portray in words; "The book portrays the actor as a selfish person".
PORTRAY, verb. Make a portrait of; "Goya wanted to portray his mistress, the Duchess of Alba".
PORTRAY, verb. Assume or act the character of; "She impersonates Madonna"; "The actor portrays an elderly, lonely man".
PORTRAY, verb. Represent abstractly, for example in a painting, drawing, or sculpture; "The father is portrayed as a good-looking man in this painting".
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