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Synonyms for portray

Verb

1. portray, represent
usage: portray in words; "The book portrays the actor as a selfish person"
2. portray, depict, limn, represent, interpret
usage: make a portrait of; "Goya wanted to portray his mistress, the Duchess of Alba"
3. impersonate, portray, act, play, represent
usage: assume or act the character of; "She impersonates Madonna"; "The actor portrays an elderly, lonely man"
4. portray, present, represent, interpret
usage: represent abstractly, for example in a painting, drawing, or sculpture; "The father is portrayed as a good-looking man in this painting"
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