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English definition of “portray”

portray

verb [T]     /pɔːˈtreɪ/
DESCRIBE If a book or film portrays someone or something, it describes or shows them: Both novels portray the lives of professional athletes. In the movie he's portrayed as a hero.Representation in art and in generalDescribing and telling stories
ACT to act the part of a character in a film or playActing, rehearsing and performing
portrayal noun [C, U] the way someone or something is portrayed: He won several awards for his portrayal of the dictator.Acting, rehearsing and performing
(Definition of portray verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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