- 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.
- 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.
NAmE//dɪˈpɪkt//(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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NAmE//dɪˈpɪkʃn//noun [uncountable, countable] They object to the movie's depiction of gay people.