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synonyms for portrays

  • characterize
  • depict
  • describe
  • illustrate
  • interpret
  • paint
  • render
  • copy
  • delineate
  • draw
  • duplicate
  • figure
  • image
  • impersonate
  • limn
  • mimic
  • parody
  • photograph
  • picture
  • reproduce
  • simulate
  • sketch
  • act like
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antonyms for portrays

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

It portrays Baudelaire as he is very little known, and as he was only at that particular time.
CHARLES BAUDELAIRE, HIS LIFETHOPHILE GAUTIER
There is an ancient fable of sop about the Dog and the Wolf which portrays this sentiment in a very quaint and delightful manner.
WANTED, A YOUNG WOMAN TO DO HOUSEWORKC. HELENE BARKER
His Socialistic bias is pronounced, but it does not interfere with the pictures that he portrays.
THE HISTORY OF YIDDISH LITERATURE IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURYLEO WIENER
Portrays the moral customs of those who set the fashion in our present-day world.
THE BOOK OF LIFE: VOL. I MIND AND BODY; VOL. II LOVE AND SOCIETYUPTON SINCLAIR
The manners it describes have often ceased to exist; the types it portrays have disappeared, or have become changed.
THE ENGLISH STAGEAUGUSTIN FILON
As is well known, even the Iliad, the greatest epic of the past, portrays as an essential part of its theme a marriage by capture.
ELEMENTS OF FOLK PSYCHOLOGYWILHELM WUNDT
It further portrays the hero who plots evil, but who is nevertheless characterized by a sharply defined personality.
ELEMENTS OF FOLK PSYCHOLOGYWILHELM WUNDT
His art was great art as opposed to over-elaborate or over-refined art by virtue of the major conflicts which he portrays.
INSTIGATIONSEZRA POUND
As he usually portrays general suffering and sickness rather than definite types, his heroes are mostly incarnations and symbols.
CONTEMPORARY RUSSIAN NOVELISTSSERGE PERSKY
Dostoyevsky is the painter of the depths of the human soul, which he portrays with almost supernatural acuteness.
CONTEMPORARY RUSSIAN NOVELISTSSERGE PERSKY
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