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depict (someone) as (something)

To portray someone or something in a particular way. I'm worried that this biopic will portray me as an actress who's 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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location-based technology to create maps that depict detailed
Previous maps, recorded at shorter wavelengths, depict emissions from the relatively small number of hot, massive stars, which radiate most of their light in the ultraviolet and quickly die out.
He backed his talk with a rich array of slides which colorfully depict the interior as well as the exterior of the church.
The two largest and most insistent paintings in the show depict images of actual crowds gathered for political purposes.
They depict the dialectical process of the Pensees and show the intrinsic corrupting power of language.
After receiving money from other sources and bringing in other groups of teens, the project went on to span more than 2,700 feet and depict California and U.
Fernando Bryce's drawn copies of (mostly Cuban) magazines depict pan-American relations in the '50s and '60s; although no clear message materializes, pictures of Che pack the predictable punch.
Venus figurines typically depict nude, pregnant women.
There are a number of paintings from this period that depict bloody encounters between European colonizers and native peoples: turbaned Arabs fighting men dressed in the style of the French Foreign Legion; a group on safari encountering members of an African tribe wielding shields and spears; Western settlers engaged in combat with a group of Native Americans.
Unlike magnetic resonance imaging or CAT scans, the ultrasound 'eyeball' could easily be inserted during surgery to depict abnormalities embedded within tissue, Goldberg says.
But in Staining bench, as in other recent pictures by Wall (After Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison, the Preface, 1999-2001, is perhaps the most impressive instance of this), the artist seems actively to have sought to depict some portion of the world (in the latter case, the Invisible Man's underground refuge) as distinctly other than "a context of extended Things which are just present-to-hand and no more.
The blue and green in the color-enhanced image depict light from oxygen and hydrogen atoms, respectively.
Madonna of the Rocks'': Painted about 1485, Leonardo's painting is said to depict the Virgin Mary, John the Baptist, the baby Jesus and an angel.
The design includes elements from the city's seal, such as greens and blues to depict Santa Clarita's hills and skies, but the city wanted something more simple.
Four images depict social scenes in the "near-documentary" mode, wherein the apparently instantaneous is laboriously limned.