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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 por·tray /porˈtre, pɔr, pɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Por·tray v. t. [Written also pourtray.] [imp. & p. p. portrayed p. pr. & vb. n. Portraying.]
 1. To paint or draw the likeness of; as, to portray a king on horseback.
    Take a tile, and lay it before thee, and portray upon it the city, even Jerusalem.   --Ezek. iv. 1.
 2. Hence, figuratively, to describe in words.
 3. To adorn with pictures. [R.]
 Spear and helmets thronged, and shields
 Various with boastful arguments potrayed.   --Milton.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: portray in words; "The book portrays the actor as a selfish
      2: make a portrait of; "Goya wanted to portray his mistress,
         the Duchess of Alba" [syn: depict, limn]
      3: assume or act the character of; "She impersonates Madonna";
         "The actor portrays an elderly, lonely man" [syn: impersonate]
      4: represent in a painting, drawing, sculpture, or verbally;
         "The father is portrayed as a good-looking man in this
         painting" [syn: present]