V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: to describe with words or portray in a picture, painting, or sculpture
Synonyms: characterize, render, illustrate, draw, paint, portray, represent
Tips: Depict comes from the Latin word pingere, "to paint." It can mean literal painting, or figurative "painting" with words or some other medium, such as music. In this case, depict refers to drawing a portrait of someone or something without literally using representative techniques. A depiction is a representation or portrayal.
Ancient cave paintings depict men with spears hunting large animals that some believe to be saber-toothed tigers. (portray)
This documentary fails as a depiction of real people's lives and problems, as it presents only a one-sided view of inner-city life. (portrayal, characterization, representation) noun
Her paintings depict life on a tropical island. (illustrate, represent)
When he told me about his mother, he depicted her as being snobbish, but I found her to be very sweet. (characterized, portrayed)
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