depict

[dih-pikt]
verb (used with object)
1.
to represent by or as if by painting; portray; delineate.
2.
to represent or characterize in words; describe.

Origin:
1625–35; < Latin dēpictus (past participle of dēpingere), equivalent to dē- de- + pic- past participle stem of pingere to paint + -tus past participle suffix

depicter, depictor, noun
depiction, noun
depictive, adjective
undepicted, adjective
well-depicted, adjective


1. reproduce, draw, paint, limn. 1, 2. Depict, portray, sketch imply a representation of an object or scene by colors or lines, or by words. Depict emphasizes vividness of detail: to depict the confusion of departure. Portray emphasizes faithful representation: We could not portray the anguish of the exiles. Sketch suggests the drawing of the outlines of the most prominent features or details, often in a preparatory way: to sketch the plans for a community development.
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depict (dɪˈpɪkt)
 
vb
1.  to represent by or as by drawing, sculpture, painting, etc; delineate; portray
2.  to represent in words; describe
 
[C17: from Latin dēpingere, from pingere to paint]
 
de'picter
 
n
 
de'pictor
 
n
 
de'piction
 
n
 
de'pictive
 
adj

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Word Origin & History

depict
c.1430, from L. depictus, pp. of depigere, from de- "down" + pingere "to paint" (see paint).
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Example sentences
Briefly describe and depict graphically the equipment, communications, and
  networks used by the system.
The illustrations depict artifacts, ceremonies, paintings and people.
Meanwhile, we depict aliens doing really weird stuff.
The average writer must depict the sadder, more saucy side of life many times
  or he would have no story.
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