Synonyms for portray

Grammar : Verb
Spell : pawr-trey, pohr-
Phonetic Transcription : pɔrˈtreɪ, poʊr-

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Définition of portray

Origin :
  • mid-13c., "to draw, paint" (something), from Anglo-French purtraire, Old French portraire "to draw, to paint, portray" (12c.), literally "trace, draw forth," from por- "forth" (from Latin pro-; see pro-) + traire "trace, draw," from Latin trahere "to drag, draw" (see tract (n.1)). Meaning "depict in words, describe" is from late 14c. Related: Portrayed; portraying.
  • verb represent, imitate
Example sentences :
  • I thought him as true a representative of the people as ever theory could portray.
  • Extract from : « Biographical Sketches » by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • It is this greatness of soul in Cleopatra which Shakespeare has now to portray.
  • Extract from : « The Man Shakespeare » by Frank Harris
  • The nature they portray is not human, but super- or subter-human, which you will.
  • Extract from : « Another Sheaf » by John Galsworthy
  • Now let us portray the events which preceded the masked bridal.
  • Extract from : « The Masked Bridal » by Mrs. Georgie Sheldon
  • They were from a feudalistic world and tried to portray the Aztecs in such terms.
  • Extract from : « Adaptation » by Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • The incomprehensible is harder to portray in a story than is merely the unknown.
  • Extract from : « Unthinkable » by Roger Phillips Graham
  • In the fashion of the age of Chesterfield they portray the perfect gentleman.
  • Extract from : « Washington and his Comrades in Arms » by George Wrong
  • Comment is superfluous; nothing could portray their attitude more clearly.
  • Extract from : « Pan-Islam » by George Wyman Bury
  • The Planet he endeavours to portray is perpetually changing its appearance.
  • Extract from : « This Giddy Globe » by Oliver Herford
  • Those who so portray it fail in what should be their most awful and agonizing effect.
  • Extract from : « A Stable for Nightmares » by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Antonyms for portray

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