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Verb

Infinitive
to depict

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to depict (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To render a representation of something, using words, sounds, images, or other means.
    • 1984, Lawrence Starr, "Toward a Reevaluation of Gershwin's Porgy and Bess," American Music, vol. 2, no. 2, p. 27,
      The well-known words depict a woman seeking sanctuary in a love relationship form a brutal, rapacious man.
    • 1987, Niall O'Loughlin, "Music Reviews: 20th-century guitar," The Musical Times, vol. 128, no. 1734, p. 443,
      Here the music depicts the delicate pattern of ice on windows.
    • 1994, E. Pennisi, "Breathe (xenon) deeply to see lungs clearly," Science News, vol. 146, no. 5, p. 70 (caption),
      False-color computer images depict lungs removed from a mouse.

Usage notes

  • The subjects of the verb include words, music and images.

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