"portrays" in the verb sense
portray in words
"The book portrays the actor as a selfish person"
2. portray, depict, limn
make a portrait of
"Goya wanted to portray his mistress, the Duchess of Alba"
3. 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"
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