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portray

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of portray

  1. 1 to give a representation or account of in words the author portrays her characters with lifelike vividness Synonyms of portray delineate, depict, draw, image, limn, paint, picture, describe, render, set out, sketchWords Related to portray characterize, define, label, qualify, represent; demonstrate, illustrate; narrate, recite, recount, rehearse, relate, report, tell; display, exhibit, show; hint, suggest; draft, outline, silhouette, trace, vignette; summarize, sum up, touch off; redescribe, reimageNear Antonyms of portray color, distort, falsify, garble, misdescribe, misrepresent, misstate, pervert, twist, warp

  2. 2 to point out the chief quality or qualities of an individual or group traditionally, European authors portrayed the natives as wise and noble Synonyms of portray character, define, depict, describe, characterize, representWords Related to portray categorize, classify, pigeonhole, type; color, identify, indicate, name, specify; distinguish, individualize, mark, particularize, stamp

  3. 3 to present a picture of a landscape that portrays the scenery near the town where the painter grew up Synonyms of portray depict, image, picture, representWords Related to portray delineate, describe, document, render; outline, silhouette, sketch; illustrate, show; diagram; caricature

  4. 4 to present a portrayal or performance of gained fame portraying Susan B. Anthony in a one-woman show Synonyms of portray do, impersonate, interpret, perform, play, actWords Related to portray depict, dramatize, render, represent; act out, enact, pantomime, playact, role-play, take on; overact, overplay, underplay; ape, clown, ham, imitate, masquerade, mime, mimic, pose (as); star (in); coact, costar



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