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Definition of Portrays
PortrayPortray Por*tray", v. t. [Written also pourtray.] [imp. & p.
p. portrayed; p. pr. & vb. n. Portraying.] [OE.
pourtraien, OF. portraire, pourtraire, F. portraire, fr. L.
protrahere, protractum, to draw or drag forth; pro forward,
forth + trahere to draw. See Trace, v. t., and cf.
1. To paint or draw the likeness of; as, to portray a king on
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.
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