What does the word portray mean?

Usage examples for portray

  1. The purpose of description is to form a picture; of narration, to portray an event; of exposition, to set forth the distinctive nature of an object or conception. – Elementary Guide to Literary Criticism by F. V. N. Painter
  2. Day after day she wrote those things telling how the sick were made well and the poor were made rich, how it was a land of indescribable wonders which the feeble pen could not hope to portray. – Lifted Masks Stories by Susan Glaspell