present tense third-person singular of portray
as in characterizes
to point out the chief quality or qualities of an individual or group traditionally, European authors portrayed the natives as wise and noble

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as in depicts
to present a picture of a landscape that portrays the scenery near the town where the painter grew up

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“Portrays.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/portrays. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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