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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a representation by picture or portraiture;
[syn: depicting, depiction, portraying, portrayal]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Portray \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. Protract.] 1. To paint or draw the likeness of; as, to portray a king on horseback. [1913 Webster] Take a tile, and lay it before thee, and portray upon it the city, even Jerusalem. --Ezek. iv. 1. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence, figuratively, to describe in words. [1913 Webster] 3. To adorn with pictures. [R.] [1913 Webster] Spear and helmets thronged, and shields Various with boastful arguments potrayed. --Milton. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

portraying n 1: a representation by picture or portraiture [syn: depicting, depiction, portraying, portrayal]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

26 Moby Thesaurus words for "portraying": apish, delineatory, depictive, echoic, embodying, figurative, graphic, ideographic, illustrational, illustrative, imitative, incarnating, limning, mimetic, mimish, onomatopoeic, personifying, pictographic, pictorial, representational, representative, representing, simulative, symbolizing, typifying, vivid