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Spanish translation of “portray”


verb /poːˈtrei/
to make a portrait of In this painting, the king is portrayed sitting on his throne. to act the part of the actor who portrays Hamlet. portrayal /poːˈtreiəl/ noun the act of portraying The film is a largely accurate portrayal of the writer’s life.
(Definition of portray from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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