Definition of portray:
set out, perform, demonstrate, anthropomorphic, characterize, face, demo, lay out, give, bathos, gift, personate, reproduce, costar, introduce, pose, deus ex machina, sketch, play-act, performing arts, acquaint, deliver, play, submit, act, ad-lib, express, star, limn, understudy, set forth, show, exhibit, confront, do, allegory, draw, dialogue, dramatic irony, double for, picture, stage, dialog, impersonate, characterization, salute, substitute, profile, pin down, paint, present, delineate, enact, define, establish, depict, award, device, exemplify, overact, interpret, image, character, action.
- imitate (part of speech: verb)
- represent (part of speech: verb)
- write (part of speech: verb)
- report (part of speech: verb)
Dennis bowed and continued: " It is the work of one in whom the imitative power is wonderfully developed; but one having never felt- or unable to feel- the emotions here presented cannot portray them.- "Barriers Burned Away", E. P. Roe.
Other wonderful lessons may be drawn from the mother horse or the mother cow; and it is impossible to portray the close companionship, the sublime trust and confidence, which exists between the mother and the child who have been bound together by these ties and sentiments of truthfulness, trustfulness, and frankness.- "The Mother and Her Child", William S. Sadler Lena K. Sadler.
- "Reviews", Oscar Wilde.