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depict (one) as (something)

To portray someone or something in a particular way. I'm worried that this biopic will depict me as a total diva. Don't depict me as a controlling mother when that's simply not true!
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depict someone as something

to show someone as something; to make someone appear to be something. He did report the fire, but it is going too far to depict him as a hero. The artist depicted himself as a much younger man than he really was.
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Paired here with Rainfilled Suitcase, 2001, an image that seems to depict the aftermath of a catastrophe involving fire and water, Wall's Invisible Man becomes a kind of threnody, perhaps even a prescient threnody for post-September 11 New York.
I call on you [FPM supporters] to pay attention to the policy of the Aounist movement which depicts the Sunnis as a scarecrow, and beasts that support of extremism," controversial Sheikh Ahmad Assir told a news conference at his office in Abra east of Sidon.
You have to go back to the early periods, when artists would depict the life of Christ and Mary from a total sense of belief, spontaneously and without deep cerebral thoughts that give us sentimentality.
11) Perhaps based on the earlier suggestions of Klaus Schwager (1970), Valerio Guazzoni (1996) claimed that the scene depicts a papal audience, a contention rejected by Shearman.
Photos should depict the camp experience and represent the best practices in the field.
1 and 2 depict much of the superficial and intrinsic musculature of this area.
The term "job placement" has been utilized in rehabilitation counseling for decades to depict the process in which the counselor assists individuals with disabilities to obtain employment.
The definition of "becoming more and more" cannot depict self-actualization which is contained in the smallest part of the model and in a closed area.
Compared to the exaggerated diagrams used by naturalists to depict the supposedly ape-like facial angle of blacks, the artistic and often beautiful representations of Queen of Sheba would seem to provide Western iconography with much needed, positive images of black people.
Artists devoted to depiction, and even to naturalism, have frequently sought to endow their work with content over and above what it depicts -- not only to depict a lovely young woman but to represent the transience of youth; not only to depict a hopeful event but to present a visual image of hope itself.
Figures 14, 15 and 16 depict the flow sequence of the piston.
Mosaics discovered across Syria depict a variety of subjects, with some depicting daily life and social, economic and cultural activities, while others depicted the beauty of nature or mythology.
Composed to mimic the symmetry of Rorschach blots and the cascades of Eastern landscape scrolls, these depict a world populated by corpses, tiny figures, and the walking wounded.
Yet each one tells a scientific tale as well: Heller's prints depict the subtle interplay between some microchip electrons and the crystalline landscape in which they move.
As hectic and eclectic as the cities they depict, some selections stand out in the crowd as performance pieces and may inspire a poetry slam with urban themes.