- [verb] portray in words; "The book portrays the actor as a selfish person"
- [verb] make a portrait of; "Goya wanted to portray his mistress, the Duchess of Alba"
Synonyms: depict, limn
- [verb] assume or act the character of; "She impersonates Madonna"; "The actor portrays an elderly, lonely man"
- [verb] represent in a painting, drawing, sculpture, or verbally; "The father is portrayed as a good-looking man in this painting"