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Another word for portray

  1. To present a lifelike image of

      1. To cause or allow to be seen; display:
      2. To display for sale, in exhibition, or in competition:
      3. To permit access to (a house, for example) when offering for sale or rent.
      1. To have as a meaning, suggestion, or association; stand for or symbolize:
      2. To indicate or communicate by signs or symbols:
      3. To depict in art; portray:
      1. To submit or present, as for consideration, approval, or payment:
      2. To give or make available; provide:
      3. To give in return or by obligation:
      1. A visual representation or image painted, drawn, photographed, or otherwise rendered on a flat surface.
      2. A visible image, especially one on a flat surface or screen:
      3. A vivid or realistic verbal description:
      1. To describe or depict by painting or drawing.
      2. To suffuse or highlight with light or color; illuminate:
      3. To describe or portray in words.
      1. A representation of the form of a person or object, such as a painting or photograph.
      2. A sculptured likeness.
      3. An optically formed duplicate, counterpart, or other representative reproduction of an object, especially an optical reproduction formed by a lens or mirror.
      1. To set forth in words; state:
      2. To manifest or communicate, as by a gesture; show:
      3. To make known the feelings or opinions of (oneself), as by statement or art.
      1. To give an account of in speech or writing:
      2. To convey an idea or impression of; characterize:
      3. To represent pictorially; depict:
      1. To represent in a picture or sculpture:
      2. To represent in words; describe:
      1. To draw or depict:
      2. To describe or characterize in words:
      3. To mark, form, or show the outline or border of:
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  2. To play the part of

      1. To have as a meaning, suggestion, or association; stand for or symbolize:
      2. To indicate or communicate by signs or symbols:
      3. To depict in art; portray:
      1. To play a role in a dramatic performance.
      2. To play a pretended role; make believe.
      3. To behave in an overdramatic or artificial manner.
      1. To occupy oneself in an activity for amusement or recreation:
      2. To take part in a sport or game:
      3. To participate in betting; gamble.
      1. To begin and carry through to completion; do:
      2. To take action in accordance with the requirements of; fulfill:
      3. To enact (a feat or role) before an audience.
      1. To assume the character or appearance of, especially fraudulently:
      2. To imitate the appearance, voice, or manner of; mimic:
      1. To make into law:
      2. To act (something) out, as on a stage:
      1. To perform or execute; carry out:
      2. To fulfill the requirements of:
      3. To perform the tasks or behaviors typically associated with (something), especially as part of one's character or normal duties:
      1. The process of doing or performing something:
      2. Something done or performed; a deed:
      3. Something done that has legal significance:

Another word for portray

  1. To represent

  2. To imitate

      1. To copy or imitate closely, especially in speech, expression, and gesture:
      2. To copy or imitate so as to ridicule; mock:
      3. To reproduce or simulate:
      1. To have or take on the appearance, sound, or character of; imitate:
      2. To make in imitation of or as a substitute for:
      3. To make a pretense of; feign:
      1. An imitation or reproduction of an original; a duplicate:
      2. A file that has the same data as another file:
      3. One example of a printed text, picture, film, or recording: