portray

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Verb[change]

Plain form
portray

Third-person singular
portrays

Past tense
portrayed

Past participle
portrayed

Present participle
portraying

  1. When you portray something, you create a picture of it by painting or drawing.
    The artist portrayed the bustling life of the city very uniquely in his latest artwork.
  2. When you portray something, you are trying to describe and explain it in words so that you can convey it to other people.
    The witness was at the police station and trying to portray what he saw during the accident.
  3. When someone portrays a character, the person is acting as the character.
    He managed to portray Shakespeare in a very interesting way and the audience really liked it.
  4. When you portray something, you decorate it with pictures.