English definition of “portray”
/pɔːˈtreɪ/ verb [T]
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 film he's portrayed as a hero.
ACT › to act the part of a character in a film or play portrayal noun [C, U] › when you portray someone or something: He won several awards for his portrayal of the dictator.