present sb/sth in painting, in a book, etc., especially according to one's own ideas or so as to produce a certain effect
act the part of a particular character in a play
"The book portrays the actor as a selfish person"
"Goya wanted to portray his mistress, the Duchess of Alba"
"She impersonates Madonna"
"The actor portrays an elderly, lonely man"
"The father is portrayed as a good-looking man in this painting"
The painting is..full..of the spirit of the scene portrayed.
出自：Bazaar Exchange Mart