1. to portray
Indians were always portrayed as savage and evil.
The EU likes to portray itself as a force for human rights and environmental protection.
What I mean is that the treaty cannot be as bad as it is repeatedly portrayed to be.
[verb] - to represent or describe someone or something in a painting, film, book or other workSWR4 News Vocab 10
The colour red commonly represents danger.
The lion represents bravery.
The sign above the door represents Heracles and the lion that he killed in Nemea.