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Meaning of portray

por•tray

Pronunciation: (pôr-trā', pōr-), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to make a likeness of by drawing, painting, carving, or the like.
  2. to depict in words; describe graphically.
  3. to represent dramatically, as on the stage: He portrayed Napoleon in the play.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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