portray meaning


    Definition of portray in English Dictionary

  • VerbSGportraysPRportrayingPT, PPportrayed
    1. To paint or draw the likeness of.
      1. I will portray a king on horseback. ‎
    2. (figuratively) To describe in words; to convey.
      1. To play a role; to depict a character, person, situation, or event.
        1. For my next movie, I will be portraying Shakespeare ‎
      2. To adorn with pictures.
      3. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • For my next movie, I will be portraying Shakespeare ‎
          • City were also the victors on that occasion 56 years ago, winning 5-0, but this visit was portrayed as a measure of their progress against the 19-time champions.
          • Unlike in the novels, Arwen is portrayed as a valiant swordswoman in The Lord of the Rings films.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Verbs
        Related Links:
        1. en portrayed
        2. en portrayal
        3. en portrays
        4. en portrayer
        5. en portrayers
        Source: Wiktionary

        Meaning of portray for the defined word.

        Grammatically, this word "portray" is a verb.
        Difficultness: Level 4
        Easy     ➨     Difficult
        Definiteness: Level 1
        Definite    ➨     Versatile