Synonyms for (verb) portray

Synonyms: portray

Definition: portray in words

Usage: The book portrays the actor as a selfish person

Similar words: represent

Definition: serve as a means of expressing something

Usage: The flower represents a young girl


Synonyms: limn, portray, depict

Definition: make a portrait of

Usage: Goya wanted to portray his mistress, the Duchess of Alba

Similar words: represent, interpret

Definition: create an image or likeness of

Usage: The painter represented his wife as a young girl


Synonyms: portray, present

Definition: represent abstractly, for example in a painting, drawing, or sculpture

Usage: The father is portrayed as a good-looking man in this painting

Similar words: represent, interpret

Definition: create an image or likeness of

Usage: The painter represented his wife as a young girl


Synonyms: portray, impersonate

Definition: assume or act the character of

Usage: She impersonates Madonna; The actor portrays an elderly, lonely man

Similar words: represent, play, act

Definition: play a role or part

Usage: Gielgud played Hamlet; She wants to act Lady Macbeth, but she is too young for the role; She played the servant to her husband's master