Synonyms of paint
1 colouringDictionary • a pot of red paint
colour • the latest range of lip and eye colours
stain • Give each surface two coats of stain.
dye • bottles of hair dye
tint • You've had a tint on your hair.
pigment • a wide range of natural pigments
2 make-upDictionary • She dabbed a little paint on her face and got ready to go out.
make-up (informal) • Normally she wore little make-up, but this evening was clearly an exception.
face (informal) • Players like him have changed the face of snooker.
war paint (informal)
1 colourDictionary • They painted the walls yellow.
colour • Saffron can be used to colour the rice yellow.
cover • She was soaking wet and covered with mud.
coat • Coat the fish with seasoned flour.
decorate • a small, badly decorated office
stain • a technique biologists use to stain proteins
daub • They daubed his home with slogans.
apply paint to
2 depictDictionary • He was painting a portrait of his wife.
depict • a gallery of pictures depicting famous battles
draw • Draw a rough design for a logo.
portray • the landscape as portrayed by painters such as Poussin
picture • The goddess Demeter is pictured holding an ear of wheat.
represent • God is represented as male.
sketch • I sketched the scene with my pen and paper.
delineate • The relationship between Church and State was delineated in a formal agreement.
catch a likeness
3 describeDictionary • The report paints a grim picture of life in the city.
describe • Even his allies describe him as forceful, aggressive and determined.
portray • The novelist accurately portrays provincial domestic life.
recount • He then recounted the story.
bring to life
make you see
conjure up a vision
IDIOM:▷ paint the town red
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coatIf you coat something with a substance or in a substance, you cover it with a thin layer of the substance.
• Coat the fish with seasoned flour.
colourA colour is a substance you use to give something a particular colour. Dyes and make-up are sometimes referred to as colours.
• the latest range of lip and eye colours
• Saffron can be used to colour the rice yellow.
Thesaurus for paint from the Collins English Thesaurus
a substance used for decorating or protecting a surface, esp a mixture consisting of a solid pigment suspended in a liquid, that when applied to a surface dries to form a hard coating
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