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Synonyms of 'portrait'

(noun) 
Definition
a painting, drawing, or photograph of a person, often only of the face
oversize portraits of royal ancestors
Synonyms
picture
drawing a small picture with coloured chalks
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painting
a large oil-painting of Queen Victoria
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image
All people want to see is an image on the TV screen.
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photograph
He wants to take some photographs of the house.
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representation
a life-like representation of Christ
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sketch
a sketch of a soldier
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likeness
The museum displays wax likenesses of every U.S. president.
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portraiture
(noun) 
Definition
a description
a beautifully written and sensitive portrait of a great woman
Synonyms
description
He gave a description of the surgery he was about to perform.
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account
I gave a detailed account of what had happened that night.
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profile
The newspaper published comparative profiles of the candidates.
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biography
an unauthorised biography
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portrayal
an often funny portrayal of a friendship between two boys
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depiction
the depiction of socialists as Utopian dreamers
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vignette
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characterization
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thumbnail sketch

Additional synonyms

in the sense of account
Definition
a report or description
I gave a detailed account of what had happened that night.
in the sense of biography
Definition
an account of a person's life by another person
an unauthorised biography
Synonyms
life story,
CV,
life history,
curriculum vitae
in the sense of depiction
the depiction of socialists as Utopian dreamers

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