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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Portray  \Por*tray"\,  v.  t.  [Written  also  {pourtray}.]  [imp.  &  p. 
  p.  {portrayed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Portraying}.]  [OE. 
  pourtraien  OF  portraire  pourtraire  F.  portraire  fr  L. 
  protrahere  protractum  to  draw  or  drag  forth;  pro  forward, 
  forth  +  trahere  to  draw.  See  {Trace},  v.  t.,  and  cf 
  1.  To  paint  or  draw  the  likeness  of  as  to  portray  a  king  on 
  Take  a  tile,  and  lay  it  before  thee,  and  portray 
  upon  it  the  city,  even  Jerusalem.  --Ezek.  iv  1. 
  2.  Hence  figuratively,  to  describe  in  words 
  3.  To  adorn  with  pictures.  [R.] 
  Spear  and  helmets  thronged,  and  shields  Various  with 
  boastful  arguments  potrayed.  --Milton. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  v  1:  portray  in  words  "The  book  portrays  the  actor  as  a  selfish 
  2:  make  a  portrait  of:  "showing  society  what  it  looked 
  like..portraying..its  ugliness  and  its  beauties.."  [syn:  {depict}, 
  3:  assume  or  act  the  character  of  "She  impersonates  Madonna" 
  [syn:  {impersonate}] 
  4:  represent  in  a  painting,  drawing,  sculpture,  or  verbally; 
  "The  father  is  portrayed  as  a  coward  in  this  play"  [syn:  {present}] 

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