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Synonyms for portray
pɔrˈtreɪ, poʊr-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. portray(verb)

    portray in words

    "The book portrays the actor as a selfish person"

    Synonyms:
    present, depict, impersonate, limn

  2. portray, depict, limn(verb)

    make a portrait of

    "Goya wanted to portray his mistress, the Duchess of Alba"

    Synonyms:
    depict, present, describe, limn, delineate, show, impersonate, render, draw, picture, outline

  3. impersonate, portray(verb)

    assume or act the character of

    "She impersonates Madonna"; "The actor portrays an elderly, lonely man"

    Synonyms:
    present, personate, depict, impersonate, pose, limn

  4. portray, present(verb)

    represent abstractly, for example in a painting, drawing, or sculpture

    "The father is portrayed as a good-looking man in this painting"

    Synonyms:
    salute, stage, demo, deliver, limn, represent, pose, show, lay out, acquaint, submit, demonstrate, gift, introduce, give, depict, confront, present, exhibit, face, award, impersonate

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. portray

    Synonyms:
    draw, delineate, represent, depict, describe, sketch, paint

    Antonyms:
    misrepresent, caricature, misportray

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. portray(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    paint, delineate, depict, draw, sketch, represent

  2. portray(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    describe, set forth

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. portray(v)

    Synonyms:
    delineate, depict, picture, draw, sketch, paint, describe

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    depict, describe, illustrate

How to pronounce portray?

Alex
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Veena
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How to say portray in sign language?

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How to use portray in a sentence?

  1. Derek Holt at Scotiabank:

    There are dim hopes amidst an active rumor mill that on balance continues to portray both Greek PM Alexis Tsipras and his main banker German Chancellor Angela Merkel as uncompromising.

  2. Denis Villeneuve:

    There's a sense in American cinema: you want to portray an ideal world. You want to portray a Utopia. That's good- dreams for a better world, to advocate for something better, yes. But if you look at my movies, they are exploring today's shadows.

  3. Prof.Salam Al Shereida:

    Like grace, the results orientation is hard to describe. You perceive it when you see it,but it's grueling to portray in words.

  4. Raymond Thornton:

    Our findings portray a gap between current practice and what patients say they want.

  5. W. Somerset Maugham:

    The nature of men and women - their essential nature - is so vile and despicable that if you were to portray a person as he really is, no one would believe you.


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