CET6 TEM4 IELTS GRE 考 研 TOEFL
1、por- "forth" + traire "trace, draw" from Latin trahere "drag, draw, pull".
2、字面意思为：trace, draw forth. => draw, paint (something).
- portray (v.)
- mid-13c., "to draw, paint" (something), from Anglo-French purtraire, Old French portraire "to draw, to paint, portray" (12c.), literally "trace, draw forth," from por- "forth" (from Latin pro-; see pro-) + traire "trace, draw," from Latin trahere "to drag, draw" (see tract (n.1)). Meaning "depict in words, describe" is from late 14c. Related: Portrayed; portraying.
- 1. He has worked hard in recent months to portray New York in a better light.
- 2. That's what we tried to portray in the book, this feeling of opulence and grandeur.
- 3. It is still not considered proper to portray Christ in a play or film.
- 4. It would be wrong to portray his life as a calculated ascent to power at any cost.
- 5. Now, as for the Democrats, they've been able to use this issue quite effectively to portray the president as insensitive.
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