1. show in, or as in, a picture;
- Example: "This scene depicts country life"
- Example: "the face of the child is rendered with much tenderness in this painting"
[syn: picture, depict, render, show]
2. give a description of;
- Example: "He drew an elaborate plan of attack"
[syn: describe, depict, draw]
3. make a portrait of;
- Example: "Goya wanted to portray his mistress, the Duchess of Alba"
[syn: portray, depict, limn]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Depict \De*pict"\ (d[-e]*p[i^]kt"), p. p. [L. depictus, p. p. of depingere to depict; de- + pingere to paint. See Paint, and cf. Depaint, p. p.] Depicted. --Lydgate. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Depict \De*pict"\ (d[-e]*p[i^]kt"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Depicted; p. pr. & vb. n. Depicting.] 1. To form a colored likeness of; to represent by a picture; to paint; to portray. [1913 Webster] His arms are fairly depicted in his chamber. --Fuller. [1913 Webster] 2. To represent in words; to describe vividly. [1913 Webster] C[ae]sar's gout was then depicted in energetic language. --Motley. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
76 Moby Thesaurus words for "depict": act a part, act out, bring to life, cartoon, catch a likeness, chalk, character, characterize, charcoal, chart, color, copy, crayon, create a role, crosshatch, dash off, daub, delineate, describe, design, diagram, doodle, draft, draw, enact, evoke, express, give words to, hatch, hit off, image, impersonate, interpret, limn, map, narrate, notate, outline, paint, paint a picture, pencil, personate, picture, picturize, play a part, play a role, play opposite, portray, print, recite, recount, register, rehearse, relate, render, report, represent, rub, schematize, scratch, scumble, set forth, shade, sketch, state, stencil, support, sustain a part, symbolize, take a part, take a rubbing, tint, trace, trace out, trace over, write