When you make everyone believe your spouse is mean, this is an example of a situation where you portray your spouse as a mean person.
The author portrays the world of the fantastically wealthy.
The painter portrays a typical country scene.
The book portrays her as hardworking and driven.
The actor portrays an obsessed lover in the film.
Origin of portray
- Middle English portraien from Old French portraire por- forth (from Latin prō- forth pro–1) traire to draw (from Latin trahere to drag)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Middle French portraire.