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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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Though these descriptions accurately reflect the depiction of God in key narratives, they fail to convey how God is revealed through his interactions, relationships, and frequent expressions of emotion.
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However, the lawyers said that Islam bans the visual depiction of prophets, their wives and children as well as the companions of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH).
The carvings consist of abstract geometrical art and a depiction of a human figure kneeling with its hands raised above the head.
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