Definition for depict

verb as in describe, render in drawing or writing

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Example Sentences

It also depicts her friendship with Roxon, a fellow Australian living stateside and the writer of the groundbreaking Lillian Roxon’s Rock Encyclopedia, which was published in 1969.

From Fortune

They also argue that a notorious photo apparently depicting a police officer patting a suspected assailant on the shoulder actually shows the officer “pushing” the suspect away.

From Quartz

Investigators had recorded phone calls and emails showing the couple worked with Singer to get their daughters into USC with fake athletic profiles depicting them as star rowers.

From Fortune

The scientists then drafted local artists to help illustrate the research they wanted to depict.

The low numbers do not depict the real situation, according to experts.

On the opposite end of the spectrum are two other standout works, which depict Mary as a loving, nurturing mother.

It is certainly not correct to exclusively depict her as an entirely innocent victim.

The resultant pop culture is as morbid and contagious as the epidemics they depict.

As a reward for her attempt to depict the consequences of online commenters, Gwyneth Paltrow has become their latest victim.

The show tried to depict consensual sex between Jaime and Cersei Lannister—but messed up big time.

She paled beside Valerie Marneffe, though, to be sure, Daudet knew better than to attempt to depict any such queen of vice.

All historians who have written of Champlain attribute to him the qualities which we have endeavoured to depict in these pages.

It has in all ages been a pastime of noble minds to try to depict a perfect state of society.

Reynolds loved to depict his sitters in mythological or historical settings.

Why should we linger on a scene which each heart can depict for itself?


On this page you'll find 64 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to depict, such as: characterize, detail, illustrate, interpret, paint, and portray.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.