depict

  • 1 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] …

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  • 2 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 depict — I verb characterize, communicate, connote, convey, delineate, depingere, describe, describere, detail, diagram, draw, effingere, embody, enunciate, evince, evoke, exemplify, exhibit, explain, explicate, express, give an account, give expression… …

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  • 4 depict — (v.) early 15c., from L. depictus, pp. of depingere to portray, paint, sketch; describe, imagine, from de down (see DE (Cf. de )) + pingere to paint (see PAINT (Cf. paint)). Related: Depicted; depicting …

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  • 5 depict — *represent, portray, delineate, picture, limn Analogous words: describe, narrate, *relate: *sketch, draft, outline, trace …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 depict — [v] describe, render in drawing or writing characterize, delineate, design, detail, illustrate, image, interpret, limn, narrate, outline, paint, picture, portray, relate, report, represent, reproduce, sculpt, sketch, state; concepts 79,174 Ant.… …

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  • 7 depict — ► VERB 1) represent by a drawing, painting, or other art form. 2) portray in words. DERIVATIVES depiction noun. ORIGIN Latin depingere, from pingere to paint …

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  • 8 depict — [dē pikt′, dipikt′] vt. [ME depicten < L depictus, pp. of depingere < de , intens. + pingere, to PAINT] 1. to represent in a drawing, painting, sculpture, etc.; portray; picture 2. to picture in words; describe depiction n. depictor n …

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  • 9 Depict — Wikipedia does not have an encyclopedia article for Depict (search results). You may want to read Wiktionary s entry on depict instead.wiktionary:Special:Search/depict …

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  • 10 depict — depicter, depictor, n. depiction, n. depictive, adj. /di pikt /, v.t. 1. to represent by or as if by painting; portray; delineate. 2. to represent or characterize in words; describe. [1625 35; < L depictus (ptp. of depingere), equiv. to de DE +… …

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  • 11 depict — [[t]dɪpɪ̱kt[/t]] depicts, depicting, depicted 1) VERB To depict someone or something means to show or represent them in a work of art such as a drawing or painting. [V n] ...a gallery of pictures depicting Nelson s most famous battles. 2) VERB To …

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  • 12 depict */*/ — UK [dɪˈpɪkt] / US verb [transitive] Word forms depict : present tense I/you/we/they depict he/she/it depicts present participle depicting past tense depicted past participle depicted to describe someone or something using words or pictures a… …

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  • 13 depict — verb ADVERB ▪ graphically, vividly ▪ The book vividly depicts the Hollywood of the 1950s. ▪ accurately ▪ clearly ▪ The carving clearly depicts …

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  • 14 depict — v. 1) (B) they depicted the situation to us in great detail 2) (d; tr.) to depict as (he was depicted as a traitor) 3) (J) the artist depicted him strolling through a garden * * * [dɪ pɪkt] (B) they depicted the situation to us in great detail… …

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  • 15 depict — verb /dɪˈpɪkt/lang=en To render a representation of something, using words, sounds, images, or other means. The well known words depict a woman seeking sanctuary in a love relationship form a brutal, rapacious man. Syn: portray, supply, figure,… …

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  • 16 depict — 01. The movie [depicts] life in the early 1700s quite realistically. 02. In the book, the President is [depicted] as a very selfish, arrogant man who will stop at nothing to gain power. 03. The artist is doing a show of a number of his paintings… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 17 depict — de|pict [dıˈpıkt] v [T] formal [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: depictus, past participle of depingere, from pingere to paint ] to describe something or someone in writing or speech, or to show them in a painting, picture etc ▪ a book depicting …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 depict — de|pict [ dı pıkt ] verb transitive ** to describe someone or something using words or pictures: PORTRAY: a television drama depicting the life of the artist depict as: He was depicted as a hero who died for his beliefs …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 depict — [dɪ pɪkt] verb represent by a drawing, painting, or other art form. ↘portray in words. Derivatives depicter noun depiction noun depictive adjective Origin ME: from L. depict , depingere, from de completely + pingere to paint …

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  • 20 depict — v.tr. 1 represent in a drawing or painting etc. 2 portray in words; describe (the play depicts him as vain and petty). Derivatives: depicter n. depiction n. depictive adj. depictor n. Etymology: L depingere depict (as DE , pingere paint) …

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