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
If students want to answer a question, they click an icon that depicts a raised
  hand.
But she depicts an unenterprising industry that is reluctant to tackle complex
  brownfield developments.
Point out the artwork used on the map that depicts sea creatures.
The dress depicts not only horses and their tracks but also the rectangular
  drums used at the giveaway ceremony.
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