Meaning of portray

Definition of portray

(verb) portray in words; "The book portrays the actor as a selfish person"
make a portrait of; "Goya wanted to portray his mistress, the Duchess of Alba"
assume or act the character of; "She impersonates Madonna"; "The actor portrays an elderly, lonely man"
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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