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Middle French portraire.
- Rhymes: -eɪ
- To paint or draw the likeness of.
- I will portray a king on horseback.
- (figuratively) To describe in words; to convey.
- To play a role; to depict a character or person.
- For my next movie, I will be portraying Shakespeare
- To adorn with pictures.
Related terms 
to paint or draw the likeness of
figuratively: to describe in words