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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
I depict
you depict
he/she/it depicts
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Preterite
I depicted
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Present Continuous
I am depicting
you are depicting
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we are depicting
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Present Perfect
I have depicted
you have depicted
he/she/it has depicted
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Past Continuous
I was depicting
you were depicting
he/she/it was depicting
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Past Perfect
I had depicted
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Future
I will depict
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Future Perfect
I will have depicted
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Future Continuous
I will be depicting
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been depicting
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been depicting
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been depicting
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Conditional
I would depict
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Past Conditional
I would have depicted
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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
يرسُم، يُصَوِّريَصِف
popisovatvyobrazitzobrazit
afbildemaleskildretegne
kuvata
lefestleírlerajzol
draga upp mynd aflÿsa
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 ?
But much as she liked to write for children, Jo could not consent to depict all her naughty boys as being eaten by bears or tossed by mad bulls because they did not go to a particular Sabbath school, nor all the good infants who did go as rewarded by every kind of bliss, from gilded gingerbread to escorts of angels when they departed this life with psalms or sermons on their lisping tongues.
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.
It required no very vivid imagination to depict the most frightful scenes through which I should have to pass, in case I failed.
It would require a painter, and no common painter too, to depict my aunt's face as she delivered herself of this very unexpected sentiment, and Miss Murdstone's face as she heard it.
When I depict it as a beautiful case, you see, miss," Mr.
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.
I deeply regret being obliged to shock the eyes and ears of such of my readers as have a prejudice in favor of pure English by expressions like the above, but, having rashly undertaken to write a little story about Young America, for Young America, I feel bound to depict my honored patrons as faithfully as my limited powers permit.
If this portrait serves to depict his character, a sketch of this man's dress will bring it still further into relief.
The choicest tapestries which the looms of Arras could furnish draped the walls, whereon the battles of Judas Maccabaeus were set forth, with the Jewish warriors in plate of proof, with crest and lance and banderole, as the naive artists of the day were wont to depict them.
Fyne was able to tell me all about it; and the phrase that would depict the nature of the change best is: an instant and complete destitution.
Here one of the sorrows of life, in which there is real poetry, gave itself vent; not that barren grief which the poet may only hint at, but never depict in its detail--misery and want: that animal necessity, in short, to snatch at least at a fallen leaf of the bread-fruit tree, if not at the fruit itself.
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.