Regard, Describe, Define, Mention, Depict, Portray ....... as

Regard, Describe, Define, Mention, Depict, Portray ....... as


Regard... as is a verb that means look on or consider, think of, take to be etc.

E.g.
He is regarded as a hero since he saved the little girl from the rabid dog.

Or, Kyle is regarded as a leader in our group as he has always provided good solutions to problems.

Describe...as can be used to describe someone or something as something.

E.g.

You can describe him as tall since he can touch the rim of the basket in the basketball court.

Or, Will you describe her a gawky teenager as she is all hands and legs when she moves?

Define ...as is used to label something as being something else.

E.g.

The Headmaster defines that kind of behaviour as just being plain impolite.

Or, The shopkeeper defined you as a happy customer since you are willing to try everything.

Depict..as is a phrase used to someone as something.

E.g.

Yes, she did mention that an infant was in trouble, but to depict her as a hero is taking it too far.

Or, She dressed the latest girlie fashion to depict herself as younger than she was.

Portray...as is used to show that someone can be represented as someone or something. It is often used to indicate a character that someone is playing on stage.

E.g.

Martin is being portrayed as Macbeth in the Shakespearean play of the same name.

Or, The bright young man is portrayed as the future of that political party.

Test your understanding - Choose the correct sentence from the pair of sentences given below

1.
a. I can easily define that remark as caustic and thoughtless.
b. I can easily defining that remark as caustic and thoughtless.

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ANSWER: I can easily define that remark as caustic and thoughtless.



2.
a. She tried to lift the heavy box to depict how strong she was.
b. She tried to lifting the heavy box to depict how strong she was.

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ANSWER: a. She tried to lift the heavy box to depict how strong she was.



3.
a. Pooja is being describing as someone who is not afraid of taking risks.
b. Pooja is being described as someone who is not afraid of taking risks.

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ANSWER: b. Pooja is being described as someone who is not afraid of taking risks.



4.
a. The painter was trying to define his work as belonging to the Impressionist class, but it was nowhere near that class.
b. The painter was trying to defining his work as belonging to the impressionist class, but it was nowhere near that class.

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ANSWER: a. The painter was trying to define his work as belonging to the Impressionist class, but it was nowhere near that class.



5.
a.The young man is being regard as the future of the hospital as he is an efficient doctor.
b. The young man is being regarded as the future of the hospital as he is an efficient doctor.

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ANSWER: b. The young man is being regarded as the future of the hospital as he is an efficient doctor.


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