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Overview of verb portray

The verb portray has 4 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (9) portray

(portray in words; "The book portrays the actor as a selfish person")

2. (3) portray, depict, limn

(make a portrait of; "Goya wanted to portray his mistress, the Duchess of Alba")

3. (2) impersonate, portray

(assume or act the character of; "She impersonates Madonna"; "The actor portrays an elderly, lonely man")

4. portray, present

(represent abstractly, for example in a painting, drawing, or sculpture; "The father is portrayed as a good-looking man in this painting") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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