to represent by or as if by painting; portray; delineate.
to represent or characterize in words; describe.
Origin: 1625–35; < Latindēpictus (past participle of dēpingere), equivalent to dē-de- + pic- past participle stem of pingere to paint + -tus past participle suffix
depicter, depictor, noun
Synonyms 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.