depict-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: portray as a type; render or show.

NOTE: emphasizes categorical description of the depicted object Syntax Is: NP1[agent] DEPICT NP2[theme] as ADJP NP1[agent] DEPICT NP2[theme] as NP[attribute]

Some episodes of the television series have depicted them as being inseparable.
Philip Jose Farmer depicted the Shadow as part of his Wold Newton family of fictional characters.
Given the events of her life and career, historians have depicted her in different ways.
This scene depicts country life.

VerbNet: characterize-29.2
FrameNet: Communicate_categorization
PropBank: depict.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2

Sense Number 2: paint, make a portrait of

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[agent] DEPICT NP2[theme]
NOTE: The subject in Sense 2 IS agentive. Compare to Sense 1.

Goya wanted to depict his mistress, the Duchess of Alba.
Has the artist depicted a landscape, still life, portrait, or figurative subject?

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3