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portray

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Verb portray has 4 senses
  1. portray - portray in words; "The book portrays the actor as a selfish person"
    --1 is one way to
    represent
    Derived forms: noun portraiture1, noun portrait2, noun portrayal1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
  2. portray, depict, limn - make a portrait of; "Goya wanted to portray his mistress, the Duchess of Alba"
    --2 is one way to represent, interpret
    Derived forms: noun portraitist1, noun portraiture2, noun portrait1, noun portraying1, noun portrayal3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  3. impersonate, portray - assume or act the character of; "She impersonates Madonna"; "The actor portrays an elderly, lonely man"
    --3 is one way to act, play, represent
    Derived form: noun portrayal2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
  4. portray, present - represent in a painting, drawing, sculpture, or verbally; "The father is portrayed as a good-looking man in this painting"
    --4 is one way to represent, interpret
    Derived forms: noun portraitist1, noun portraiture2, noun portrayer1, noun portrait1, noun portraying1, noun portrayal5
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
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