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synonyms for portray

  • characterize
  • depict
  • describe
  • illustrate
  • interpret
  • paint
  • render
  • copy
  • delineate
  • draw
  • duplicate
  • figure
  • image
  • impersonate
  • limn
  • mimic
  • parody
  • photograph
  • picture
  • reproduce
  • simulate
  • sketch
  • act like
See also synonyms for: portrayed / portraying / portrays
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antonyms for portray

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  • confuse
  • mix up
  • obscure
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How to use portray in a sentence

Early Facebook co-founders Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, who were portrayed in The Social Network by actor Armie Hammer, will executive-produce the film based on Mezrich’s as-yet-unwritten book.
THE GAMESTOP SAGA IS ALREADY HEADED TO HOLLYWOODADAM EPSTEINFEBRUARY 1, 2021QUARTZ
Similar to some puzzle moments, several cutscenes split the screen in half to portray two worlds, with Marianne speaking to spirits who appear in one, and are invisible in the other.
‘THE MEDIUM’ REVIEW: A DISJOINTED, UNFULFILLING PUZZLE HORROR GAMEELISE FAVISFEBRUARY 1, 2021WASHINGTON POST
British code breakers’ eventual successes against Enigma — including those by mathematician Alan Turing loosely portrayed in the film “The Imitation Game” — were built on Rejewski’s breakthroughs.
HACKERS THRIVE ON THE WEAK LINK IN CYBERSECURITY: PEOPLEGERSHOM GORENBERGFEBRUARY 1, 2021WASHINGTON POST
She becomes partner to Kang Hyun-Jo—portrayed by Ju Ji-Hoon, whose lead roles in the 2020 series Kingdom season 2 and Hyena garnered much attention.
THE 15 MOST ANTICIPATED KOREAN DRAMAS OF 2021KAT MOONJANUARY 29, 2021TIME
Kerry’s former aides and others close to him denied that Wright accurately portrayed the former secretary of state’s stance.
JOHN KERRY PROMISES US CLIMATE CHANGE DIPLOMACY WON’T LEAD TO WEAKER CHINA POLICYALEX WARDJANUARY 27, 2021VOX
For actresses like Coleman, the characters they portray that inspire audiences across the world are often built on aesthetics cultivated by the actress themself.
MONIQUE COLEMAN ALWAYS WORE HEADBANDS ON ‘HSM’ BECAUSE NO ONE COULD STYLE HER HAIRBRANDE VICTORIANJANUARY 27, 2021ESSENCE.COM
Watts spoke to NPR about working with the birds, sharing that she initially questioned how she would be able to portray Bloom and Penguin’s relationship on-screen.
THE TRUE STORY BEHIND THE NEW NETFLIX FILM PENGUIN BLOOMANNABEL GUTTERMANJANUARY 27, 2021TIME
First prize is $25,000 and a commission to portray a remarkable living American for the gallery’s collection.
NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY ART COMPETITION NOW OPENPHILIP VAN SLOOTENJANUARY 19, 2021WASHINGTON BLADE
It just felt good to be able to portray a brilliant woman with ambition, who wanted a bigger life, who was able to overcome so many obstacles, but also had a rounded life that included the personal as well as the professional.
THE CODEBREAKER HONORS QUAKER WOMAN WHO HELPED BRING DOWN NAZI SPY RINGJENNIFER OUELLETTEJANUARY 12, 2021ARS TECHNICA
He insists the image of Bills fans destroying tables only portrays part of their identity.
‘BILLS MAFIA’ WAITED A GENERATION FOR A TEAM LIKE THIS. IT’S HAD TO EMBRACE IT FROM AFAR.ADAM KILGOREJANUARY 7, 2021WASHINGTON POST
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