sit for a/(one's) portrait

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sit for a/(one's) portrait

To pose while having one's portrait painted or photographed. It's tradition that every new president of the company has to sit for a portrait, which is hung in the main foyer of the building. With so many kids, it's always something of a nightmare trying to get everyone to sit for a family portrait each year.
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Lawrence, who sat for his portrait in November 1919 at Baker's house, where Lawrence completed Seven Pillars of Wisdom.