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Synonyms for portray
pɔrˈtreɪ, poʊr-por·tray

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. portray

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

    misrepresent, caricature, misportray

Princeton's WordNet

  1. portrayverb

    portray in words

    "The book portrays the actor as a selfish person"

    present, depict, impersonate, limn

  2. portray, depict, limnverb

    make a portrait of

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

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

  3. impersonate, portrayverb

    assume or act the character of

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

    present, personate, depict, impersonate, pose, limn

  4. portray, presentverb

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

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. portrayverb

    paint, delineate, depict, draw, sketch, represent

  2. portrayverb

    describe, set forth

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. portrayverb

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "portray":

    depict, describe, illustrate

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How to use portray in a sentence?

  1. Mallory Quigley:

    This video is an offense to all women: those who have had an abortion and experienced deep pain and suffering after that choice, those who are conflicted on the issue, and even NARAL’s own constituents who they portray as angry and flippant.

  2. Stephanie Grisham:

    Like it or not, she is the first lady and this is the White House, it's disrespectful and disgusting to portray her this way simply because of politics. These kinds of vulgar attacks only further the divisiveness and bias in our country -- it needs to stop.

  3. Thom Tillis:

    Some people want to portray what Donald Trump're doing now as some sort of quick action to prevent the removal of the special counsel because his termination is imminent. I don't believe that, i believe in my heart of hearts the President doesn't intend to remove the special counsel. But what I do believe is this is a policy that will have enduring value that will mean any future president will be subject to the same sort of standard.

  4. Masayuki Suo:

    I wanted to portray how young Japanese girls feel and live with the traditions of Japan, lady Maiko.

  5. Anne Geddes:

    I wanted to portray them as beautiful young people, which is what they are.

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