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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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Using their creativity and talent, they have depicted in accurate detail the character of the disabled veteran and the horrors of war they endure.
In order to arrive at a proper interpretation of a painting, it is important to examine carefully and to identify correctly and in detail the various objects depicted in it.
I know the areas depicted in Cane River just like I know the Georgetown area referred to in Breena Clark's book River Cross My Heart,' says Chatman.
Client-centered placement has some similarities with counselor-centered placement, such as the continued support of the individual and expertise in the employment process proffered by the counselor Yet, client-centered placement is depicted as a distinct philosophy that is based on a psycho-educational model of helping individuals discover their inner resources and their own abilities to obtain jobs (Salomone 1996).
As depicted in Fig 3 and in Fig 5, the SAN manager must be able to communicate with the source (or backup) server using a database application, as well as the backup application on the dedicated backup server.
African complicity in the slave trade is depicted through the participation of Mfu's father, chief, and village in his sale.
The cross was not depicted at all much before the fourth century.
First, when a painting depicts something there is a species of `looking like' which holds between the picture and that thing; and this `looking like' is to be understood in terms of the two-dimensional properties of the thing depicted and the arrangement of the painted surface.
In the cube diagram below, the new controls are depicted by a vertical slab incorporating a small part of operations controls and financial reporting controls.
The newly designed piston is again depicted for direct comparison.
However physically intimate, the men and women depicted therein are at emotional odds, a condition emphasized by the witty subtitles--Surviving the Fall Meant Using You for Handholds, 2004, is one example--that accompany each canvas.
The peaks and valleys depicted on those maps indicate the presence of electron-deflecting forces, and the steepness of their slopes indicates the forces' strengths.
Cityscapes depicted include Johannesburg and Lodi, New Jersey, with "ole possum face new york city," also dubbed "you old sentimental pothole in the head," hogging the spotlight.
He is depicted holding two tablets, one of which contains some Hebrew letters.