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English definition of “depict”

depict

verb [T] uk   /dɪˈpɪkt/ us  
C2 to represent or show something in a picture or story: Her paintings depict the lives of ordinary people in the last century. In the book, he depicts his father as a tyrant. [+ -ing verb] People were shocked by the advertisement which depicted a woman beating her husband.Representation in art and in general
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