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portray

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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portraypor‧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.
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Examples from the Corpus
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.
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Verb table
portray
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyportray
he, she, itportrays
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyportrayed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave portrayed
he, she, ithas portrayed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad portrayed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill portray
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have portrayed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam portraying
he, she, itis portraying
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you, we, theyare portraying
Past
I, he, she, itwas portraying
you, we, theywere portraying
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been portraying
he, she, ithas been portraying
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been portraying
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be portraying
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been portraying
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