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portray

por·tray

portray

 
 
pronunciation:
por treI
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part of speech: verb
inflections: portrayed, portraying, portrays
definition 1: to make a picture of in images or words.
The reporter portrayed the firefighter as a hero.
synonyms:
depict, picture, represent
similar words:
characterize, describe, detail, illustrate
definition 2: to play the part of in a play or movie.
He portrays the bad guy in the new film.
synonyms:
enact, play
similar words:
depict, impersonate, perform, render
derivations: portrayable (adj.), portrayer (n.)
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