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de·pict

 (dĭ-pĭkt′)
tr.v. de·pict·ed, de·pict·ing, de·picts
1. To represent in a picture or sculpture: Each page's border has designs that depict forest animals.
2. To represent in words; describe: stories that depict life on the frontier.

[Middle English depicten, from Latin dēpingere, dēpict- : dē-, de- + pingere, to picture; see peig- in Indo-European roots.]

de·pic′tion n.

depict

(dɪˈpɪkt)
vb (tr)
1. (Art Terms) 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]
deˈpicter, deˈpictor n
deˈpiction n
deˈpictive adj

de•pict

(dɪˈpɪkt)

v.t.
1. to represent by or as if by painting; portray; delineate.
2. to represent or characterize in words; describe.
[1625–35; < Latin dēpictus, past participle of dēpingere=dē- de- + pingere to paint]
de•pict′er, de•pic′tor, n.
de•pic′tion, n.

depict


Past participle: depicted
Gerund: depicting

Imperative
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Present
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Preterite
I depicted
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Present Continuous
I am depicting
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Present Perfect
I have depicted
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Past Continuous
I was depicting
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Past Perfect
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Future
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Future Perfect
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Future Continuous
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Present Perfect Continuous
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Future Perfect Continuous
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Past Perfect Continuous
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Conditional
I would depict
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Past Conditional
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.depict - show in, or as in, a picture; "This scene depicts country life"; "the face of the child is rendered with much tenderness in this painting"
artistic creation, artistic production, art - the creation of beautiful or significant things; "art does not need to be innovative to be good"; "I was never any good at art"; "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"
interpret, represent - create an image or likeness of; "The painter represented his wife as a young girl"
illustrate - depict with an illustration
map - depict as if on a map; "sorrow was mapped on the mother's face"
2.depict - give a description of; "He drew an elaborate plan of attack"
represent - describe or present, usually with respect to a particular quality; "He represented this book as an example of the Russian 19th century novel"
delineate - describe in vivid detail
exposit, set forth, expound - state; "set forth one's reasons"
adumbrate, outline, sketch - describe roughly or briefly or give the main points or summary of; "sketch the outline of the book"; "outline his ideas"
3.depict - make a portrait of; "Goya wanted to portray his mistress, the Duchess of Alba"
artistic creation, artistic production, art - the creation of beautiful or significant things; "art does not need to be innovative to be good"; "I was never any good at art"; "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"
interpret, represent - create an image or likeness of; "The painter represented his wife as a young girl"

depict

verb
1. illustrate, portray, picture, paint, outline, draw, sketch, render, reproduce, sculpt, delineate, limn a gallery of pictures depicting famous battles
2. describe, present, represent, detail, outline, sketch, characterize Children's books often depict animals as gentle creatures.

depict

verb
To present a lifelike image of:
Translations
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pieštivaizduoti
aprakstītzīmēt
zobraziť
çizmekresmetmektasvir etmek

depict

[dɪˈpɪkt] VT (in picture) → representar, pintar; (in words) → describir

depict

[dɪˈpɪkt] vt
(in picture)représenter
(in words)dépeindre, décrire

depict

vtdarstellen; (in words also) → beschreiben

depict

[dɪˈpɪkt] vt (in picture) → rappresentare; (in words) → descrivere, dipingere

depict

(diˈpikt) verb
1. to paint, draw etc.
2. to describe. Her novel depicts the life of country people.
References in classic literature ?
I may have gone too far; in which case I shall be careful not to trouble myself or my readers in the same way again; but when we have to do with vice and vicious characters, I maintain it is better to depict them as they really are than as they would wish to appear.
Nor, will the tragic dramatist who would depict mortal indomitableness in its fullest sweep and direct swing, ever forget a hint, incidentally so important in his art, as the one now alluded to.
And therefore, if they want to depict, not God, but a revolutionist or a sage, let them take from history a Socrates, a Franklin, a Charlotte Corday, but not Christ.
I would fain linger yet with a few of those among whom I have so long moved, and share their happiness by endeavouring to depict it.
We do not intend to describe the grand banquet, at which the royal guests were present, nor the concerts, nor the fairy-like and more than magic transformations and metamorphoses; it will be enough for our purpose to depict the countenance the king assumed, which, from being gay, soon wore a very gloomy, constrained, and irritated expression.
Here is one more book that depicts the struggle of a human creature, under those opposing influences of Good and Evil, which we have all felt, which we have all known.
The inky ragged wrack, flying before a nor'-west wind, makes you dizzy with its headlong speed that depicts the rush of the invisible air.
But in Staining bench, as in other recent pictures by Wall (After Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison, the Preface, 1999-2001, is perhaps the most impressive instance of this), the artist seems actively to have sought to depict some portion of the world (in the latter case, the Invisible Man's underground refuge) as distinctly other than "a context of extended Things which are just present-to-hand and no more.
The mural is of Jesus Christ's outstretched arm, meant to depict the church's mission in the Antelope Valley.
Madonna of the Rocks'': Painted about 1485, Leonardo's painting is said to depict the Virgin Mary, John the Baptist, the baby Jesus and an angel.
The design includes elements from the city's seal, such as greens and blues to depict Santa Clarita's hills and skies, but the city wanted something more simple.
Putting this played-out energy into the service of a hackneyed and illustrational social realism, his paintings enter an aesthetic equivalent of the had neighborhoods they depict.