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portray someone as someone or something

to represent or describe someone as someone or a type of person. Fred portrayed his political opponent as an evil man. She tried to portray herself as a grand lady, but she fooled no one.

portray someone or something as someone

to develop a character that one is playing in a dramatic production as a kind of person or someone having certain characteristics or a particular personality. Tom portrayed Scrooge as an evil old man. Randy hopes to portray his character as a sympathetic friend.
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Tyson said that within a year to 18 months, they were going to do the Mike Tyson story and the 46-year-old actor will portray him, and now they had this new animation because Fox was pretty much his age so he could not portray me but they had this new system.
Scientists and artists examine and portray the pleasure and pain of sexual intimacy and sexual health.
From flying to being naked in public, from combat to coitus, from single episodic dreaming to dreams that reoccur, non-specialist general readers will find the "Field Guide To Dreams" to be an invaluable, illuminating, informative, and enthusiastically recommended approach to determining what the subconscious is trying to portray through the medium of our dreams.
Of course, their personalities are filtered through Achsa's writing, but she's apparently gifted enough with the written word to portray them as flesh and blood characters if that's what they were.
Because of its unique characteristics, Maritime was used to portray the Massachusetts Police Academy, and its Pentagon sally port was the backdrop for an academy graduation scene.
As a single authored body of work, Johnson s dramas uniquely portray Black families confronting the lynching of one of its members.
Do the Stations of the Cross portray God as a monster?
In the best-case scenario, street theater perpetuates itself by casting local extroverts who have never acted, but who understand and can portray oppression and abuse.
Noting the irregular or branched nature of natural forms such as mountains and trees, she sets out to invent by trial and error the first mathematical framework to portray such structures.
Two figures, one on each wing, together portray the Miracle of the Lactation (Fig.
It is surprisingly rare, however, for a locally or regionally focused study actually to portray convincingly the relationship of ideology and public action to economic structure.
They are meant to portray the overall direction and spirit of your operation.
The themes portray Jesus from a variety of perspectives which include Jesus, the Jew; the Light of the Gentiles; the Cosmic Christ; the Crucified Christ; the Liberator; the Prince of Peace.
Davis points out that it has been the habit of historical filmmakers to portray slaves in much the same way that historians who were their contemporaries portrayed them in their writing.
They are not there to portray a president or a senator, but to be one.