depict

[ dih-pikt ]
/ dɪˈpɪkt /

verb (used with object)

to represent by or as if by painting; portray; delineate.
to represent or characterize in words; describe.

Origin of depict

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

OTHER WORDS FROM depict

synonym study for depict

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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British Dictionary definitions for depict

depict
/ (dɪˈpɪkt) /

verb (tr)

to represent by or as by drawing, sculpture, painting, etc; delineate; portray
to represent in words; describe

Derived forms of depict

depicter or depictor, noundepiction, noundepictive, adjective

Word Origin for depict

C17: from Latin dēpingere, from pingere to paint
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