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Synonyms for portray
pɔrˈtreɪ, poʊr-por·tray

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms1.5 / 2 votes

  1. portray

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

    misrepresent, caricature, misportray

Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 1 vote

  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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. portrayverb

    paint, delineate, depict, draw, sketch, represent

  2. portrayverb

    describe, set forth

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words1.0 / 1 vote

  1. portrayverb

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "portray":

    depict, describe, illustrate

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  1. 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.

  2. John Cleese:

    I find it rather easy to portray a businessman. Being bland, rather cruel and incompetent comes naturally to me.

  3. Dick Cheney:

    What I keep hearing out there is they portray this as a rogue operation and the agency was way out of bounds and then they lied about it, i think that's all a bunch of hooey. The program was authorized. The agency did not want to proceed without authorization, and it was also reviewed legally by the Justice Department before they undertook the program.

  4. Buddy Valastro:

    I've always been in and around Hoboken, i'm a Hoboken guy, and I know the town inside and out. I walk around and say hi to people I've known for years. And on the show, we always portray Hoboken in a good light. Businesses around here do better with us here.

  5. Klemen Slakonja:

    I want to connect people so that the people who love it, who love the person I portray, love the video. And the people who hate the person I portray also love the video.

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