Synonyms for Portray:

n.

overact, understudy, ad lib, star, COSTAR, characterize, double for, reproduce, define. characterization, dialogue, image, dialog, establish, anthropomorphic, device, dramatic irony, Deus Ex Machina, express, bathos, allegory. exemplify, action, pin down, enact, act, play, perform, performing arts, substitute, play-act, profile, DO, set forth. portray (noun)
impersonate, depict, limn, present.

v.

creation (verb)
present.
imitate (verb)
copy, parallel, feign, emulate, mock, parody, impersonate, mirror, ape, pretend, imitate, duplicate, parrot, replicate, repeat, ditto, mimic, simulate, mime, counterfeit, echo, flatter, reflect, resemble.
report (verb)
log, record, state, retell, describe, recount, tell, narrate, Journalize, report, chronicle, table, account, summarize.
represent (verb)
illustrate, model, silhouette, depict, photograph, represent, outline, approximate, cast, render.
represent, imitate (verb)
describe, limn, photograph, parody, mimic, image, reproduce, illustrate, impersonate, depict, duplicate, characterize, simulate, copy, render.
write (verb)
compose, write, transcribe, formulate, correspond, rewrite, ghostwrite.

Other synonyms:

characterize, double for, play-act, overact, reproduce. COSTAR, enact, understudy. star, ad lib. express. perform. play. act. DO. act
perform, play-act.
duplicate
copy.
enact
enact.

Usage examples for portray

  1. Words cannot describe Venice, nor brush portray her ever- fleeting, ever- varying charm. – Italy, the Magic Land by Lilian Whiting