Definition of "Portray" :
verb: portray in words
"The book portrays the actor as a selfish person."
verb: make a portrait of
"Goya wanted to portray his mistress, the Duchess of Alba."
verb: represent abstractly, for example in a painting, drawing, or sculpture
"The father is portrayed as a good-looking man in this painting."
verb: assume or act the character of
"The actor portrays an elderly, lonely man."