What is portray?

  • (verb): Portray in words.
    Example: "The book portrays the actor as a selfish person"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on portray:

Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves - Production - Casting
... He returns to portray “nutty” inventor Wayne Szalinski, now the head of Szalinski Labs ... Kunis would later portray Jackie Burkhart on That '70s Show, while she would portray Meg Griffin and Wilhoit would later portray Connie D'Amico on Fox's Family Guy ...
Classical Reenactment - Roman Reenacting
... usually welcome women and children, in an effort to both accommodate entire families and to portray Roman civilian life ... (who might have previously played Roman legionaries) to portray consuls, senators, or even a Roman emperor ... However, some groups portray the Late Roman legion, after the army reforms of Diocletian ...
Rocky Balboa (film) - Production - Casting
... is the return of Stallone, Young and Burton the only actors to portray the same characters in all six installments ... to portray Dixon, but after Jones did not return Stallone's phone calls, he tapped Antonio Tarver to fill the role ... A number of sports personalities portray themselves ...
Josie De Guzman
... In 1980 she was handpicked by Leonard Bernstein to portray Maria in the 1980 revival of West Side Story for which she received her first Tony Award nomination ... She returned to Broadway in 1992 to portray Sarah Brown in Jerry Zaks's critically acclaimed revival of Frank Loesser's Guys and Dolls with Nathan Lane, Peter Gallagher, and Faith Prince ...
Talking Animals In Fiction - Analysis - Creatures That Portray Humans
... the Robots" (Anima (webcomic)) uses anthropomorphism to portray an alternate world as modern as ours, but inhabited by creature-lookalikes ... uses talking dogs from a land of dogs to portray human society's ills and their abuse of the environment ...

More definitions of "portray":

  • (verb): Represent in a painting, drawing, sculpture, or verbally.
    Synonyms: present
  • (verb): Assume or act the character of.
    Synonyms: impersonate
  • (verb): Make a portrait of.
    Example: "Goya wanted to portray his mistress, the Duchess of Alba"
    Synonyms: depict, limn

Famous quotes containing the word portray:

    The literary artist will ... portray what he knows, and little else. Imagination is built upon knowledge, and his dreams will rest upon his facts. He is worth to the world just about what he has learned from it, and no more.
    Elizabeth Stuart Phelps (1844–1911)

    When I try to portray to myself my heart’s desire, nothing happens.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927)

    I do not portray the thing in itself. I portray the passage; not a passing from one age to another, or, as the people put it, from seven years to seven years, but from day to day, from minute to minute.
    Michel de Montaigne (1533–1592)