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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishportraypor‧tray /pɔːˈtreɪ $ pɔːr-/ ●●○ verb [transitive]  1 portray somebody/something as something2 DESCRIBEto describe or represent something or someone syn depict His most famous painting portrayed the death of Nelson. Religion was portrayed in a negative way.3 APTto act the part of a character in a play, film, or television programme syn play She portrays a dancer in the hit film.→ See Verb table
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portrayTheir music portrays a lifestyle that no longer exists.In the movie, Burg portrays a real-life Holocaust survivor.This is the only example portraying a Roman Emperor which has survived intact from such an early age.The recommendation was a surprise because census officials previously have portrayed adjustment as a solution to chronic undercounts.All along, the Owens River had been portrayed as a matter of life or death to the city of Los Angeles.This again portrays Cassius as a hero, and Caesar as a feeble old man in comparison.We are all given T-shirts that portray Erap as a crocodile, gobbling money.Leonard Baskin has been chosen to portray F.D.R.'s first inauguration and, in the final room, his funeral cortège.Instead, she portrayed herself as a philanthropist, eager to help old friends down on their luck.Fink is not the only writer portrayed in the film.Two portray large dramatic faces that do not look particularly human.