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Definition of depict verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (rather formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they depict
    he / she / it depicts
    past simple depicted
    -ing form depicting
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  1. 1to show an image of someone or something in a picture depict somebody/something (as somebody/something) a painting depicting the Virgin and Child depict somebody/something doing something The artist had depicted her lying on a bed.
  2. 2to describe something in words, or give an impression of something in words or with a picture depict somebody/something The novel depicts French society in the 1930s. depict somebody/something as somebody/something The advertisements depict smoking as glamorous and attractive.
noun [uncountable, countable] They object to the movie's depiction of gay people.
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