Definition of 'portray'
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The way he was portrayed as trying to engineer a move did not help either. The Sun (2017)But the film would have portrayed her as a thief and there was a public outcry in Monaco. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The first film portrayed quite a tug of war between rebellious adolescence and stuffy religion. Christianity Today (2000)She is very upset at how she is being portrayed in this film. The Sun (2011)It is quite strange to see yourself portrayed on film. Times, Sunday Times (2009)No other figure in the tapestry is portrayed in this way. 1066: and the Hidden History of the Bayeux Tapestry (2004)The film portrayed her as a nurse, which was a load of nonsense. Times, Sunday Times (2007)You'll get your thinking cap on for new ways to portray your unique individuality. The Sun (2016)They saw it was strange what was happening in the way they were portraying Eric. The Sun (2012)There are many ways to portray Carmen. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The team were not at all conservative - and thankfully they were not portrayed that way. Times, Sunday Times (2010)If that happens with a guy it's not portrayed the same way. The Sun (2009)But the negative side is that you're often portrayed a certain way. The Sun (2013)But it was the way it portrayed the American military humiliation that gave the image its power. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The advertising industry has often been criticised for the unrealistic way it portrays women and older people and for failing to reflect ethnic diversity. Times, Sunday Times (2015)I love the way you can portray emotions through movement. Times, Sunday Times (2011)I ask if she is upset by his loss or by the way he is portrayed. Times, Sunday Times (2015)No other fictional individual has been more often portrayed in films, and these portrayals continue to be watched the world over. Times, Sunday Times (2015)I didn't see why women should be portrayed that way. Times, Sunday Times (2015)I'm sick of women being portrayed this way. The Sun (2013)We still await a film that portrays the complex nature of Poland's peaceful revolution. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)He said: 'I am angry about the way she has portrayed herself in the house. The Sun (2008)At the end of the ice age "Modern Man" hunted the herds of game which he portrayed in cave paintings. The Family Nutrition Workbook (1988)This bore no resemblance to the way cannibalism was portrayed in the West, where disgust has been used to condemn whole cultures. EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOASTER: A Journey Through the Science of Feelings (2005)
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Translations for 'portray'
British English: portray VERB
When an actor or actress portrays someone, he or she plays that person in a play or film.
...the character portrayed by the young actor.
Definition of portray from the Collins English Dictionary
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