Associations to the word «Portray»

Wiktionary

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.

Dictionary definition

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".

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats