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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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Mrs O'Rourke added: "I found the historical depiction very good.
That is, for instance, the case of station 19 of OK5, where a violin Idol is connected to a triangular depiction, a possible Type III dagger, that is carved on its right side.
Democratic in their reach and threatening to displace books, newspapers appealed to a broad cross-section of readers cutting across conventional distinctions of class and gender, as depictions such as Henri Gervex's Ballerina Reading Le Figaro (c.
In the aftermath of what I call a one-sided and crude depiction of my country, I see famous Indians applauding the movie.
But the CIA's action to deny the Cuban underground the word they needed to support the invasion did not fit the movie's depiction of the "untold story.
Actually, there is one final equation added thereafter: God as Pantokrator ("Almighty"), the first of nine occurrences of the term in Revelation (otherwise seen in the NT only in 2 Cor 6:18 and literally a term of art in Eastern Orthodox depictions of Christ regnant).
Several scholars, myself included, argue that using "pastoral" to apply to black writers' complex depictions of southern life is both inadequate and misleading because the term cannot convey the repudiation of the traditional pastoral at the heart of black southern experience.
Most of the best depictions of nursing appeared in the print press," said centre executive director Sandy Summers, "while many of the worst were on television, including three episodes of ER and two episodes of Scrubs.
But because the viewer knows or at least believes that this is not the case, the ultimate effect of those details is to underscore the effect of art: hence my emphasis, in the opening description of A Lunch at the Belvedere, on what I characterized as the "accuracy" of the depiction of gesture and expression--as if the latter somehow had been delineated by the photographer rather than automatically recorded by his equipment.
First one week they are saying, in Islam, depiction of the prophet is prohibited.
With more than 100 hostages inside--eventually released without any fatalities--the group decried the bigscreen depiction of the prophet.
Paul from his murky depiction in the New Testament to a fleshed-out personality, Paul of Tarsus reasoning, theology, and narrative skills into a fascinating and dramatic examination.
He cited a depiction of Ganesha, a Hindu elephant god.
A valuable insight by the author, this analysis explodes the dangerous, and all-too-typical depiction of African Americans being a unified community in the wake of emancipation.
Although his depiction of the scene might be familiar to Hyde students and faculty, the accompanying illustration is so incongruous to their experience that they have uniformly wondered if the drawing was intended to apply to another article in the magazine.