portraying, present participle; portrayed, past tense; portrays, 3rd person singular present; portrayed, past participle;
Depict (someone or something) in a work of art or literature
the author wanted to portray a new type of hero
(of an actor) Represent or play the part of (someone) on film or stage
he tossed his affable TV persona aside to portray a merciless mobster
Describe (someone or something) in a particular way
the book portrayed him as a self-serving careerist
portray in words; "The book portrays the actor as a selfish person"
make a portrait of; "Goya wanted to portray his mistress, the Duchess of Alba"
impersonate: assume or act the character of; "She impersonates Madonna"; "The actor portrays an elderly, lonely man"
represent abstractly, for example in a painting, drawing, or sculpture; "The father is portrayed as a good-looking man in this painting"
(portrayal) a word picture of a person's appearance and character
(portrayal) acting the part of a character on stage; dramatically representing the character by speech and action and gesture
(portrayal) portrait: any likeness of a person, in any medium; "the photographer made excellent portraits"
(portrayed) depicted: represented graphically by sketch or design or lines
(portraying) depicting: a representation by picture or portraiture
To paint or draw the likeness of; To describe in words; to convey; To play a role; to depict a character or person; To adorn with pictures
(Portrayal) Describing a person clearly enough for recognition. For example (from Rhetorica ad Herennium), "'I mean him, men of the jury, the ruddy, short, bent man, with white and rather curly hair, blue-grey eyes, and a huge scar on his chin, if perhaps you can recall him to memory.'"
(portrayal) The presentation of information to humans, e.g., a map. In the context of the Web, portrayal refers to how data is presented for the user. ...
These pages portray regular maps as sets of faces, vertices and edges in diagrams which generally also have pink sewing instructions, showing how the diagram is to be assembled into the required manifold. Such a diagram, before it has had a regular map portrayed on it, is described as a canvas.