portrayverb [ T ]uk /pɔːˈtreɪ/ us /pɔːrˈtreɪ/
portray sb as sth
- The book portrays him as a hero of the Wild West.
- He was portrayed as a ruthless opportunist who exploited the publicity at every opportunity.
- She was portrayed in the papers as the embodiment of evil.
- Marilyn was portrayed as some sort of dim-witted, floozy blonde.
- He was portrayed as a hopeless drunk.