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DEPICT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does depict mean? 

DEPICT (verb)
  The verb DEPICT has 3 senses:

1. show in, or as in, a picture
2. give a description of
3. make a portrait of

  Familiarity information: DEPICT used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


DEPICT (verb)


Sense 1depict [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Show in, or as in, a picture

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

depict; picture; show; render

Context examples:

This scene depicts country life / the face of the child is rendered with much tenderness in this painting

Hypernyms (to "depict" is one way to...):

interpret; represent (create an image or likeness of)

Domain category:

art; artistic creation; artistic production (the creation of beautiful or significant things)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "depict"):

illustrate (depict with an illustration)

map (depict as if on a map)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2depict [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Give a description of

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

describe; depict; draw

Context example:

He drew an elaborate plan of attack

Hypernyms (to "depict" is one way to...):

exposit; expound; set forth (state)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "depict"):

represent (describe or present, usually with respect to a particular quality)

delineate (describe in vivid detail)

adumbrate; outline; sketch (describe roughly or briefly or give the main points or summary of)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


Sense 3depict [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make a portrait of

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

limn; portray; depict

Context example:

Goya wanted to portray his mistress, the Duchess of Alba

Hypernyms (to "depict" is one way to...):

interpret; represent (create an image or likeness of)

Domain category:

art; artistic creation; artistic production (the creation of beautiful or significant things)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


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