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Synonyms of picture in English:


  • 1 one of his pictures stood on an easel in the centre of the room
  • 2 I would not let the photographer take the picture
    photograph, photo, shot, snap, snapshot, image, portrait, study;
    print, slide, transparency, negative, positive, plate, film, bromide, frame, exposure, still, proof, enlargement;
    British  enprint
  • 3 they have a picture of the sort of person the child should be
    concept, idea, impression, mental picture, view, (mental) image, vision, visualization, notion, theory, abstraction
  • 4 the picture of health
    personification, embodiment, epitome, essence, perfect example, soul, model
  • 5 a picture starring Robert De Niro
    British  cinema film;
    North American  motion picture
    informal flick
  • 6 (the pictures) Julie took me to the pictures on Saturday
    the cinema, the movies, the silver screen, the big screen;
    North American  a motion picture house
    informal the flicks
  • Phrases

    get the picture
    she got the picture and rubbed her hands in anticipation
    understand the situation, work out what's going on, see the light, see daylight, get the point;
    put someone in the picture
    the museums all help to put the visitor in the picture
    inform, fill in, give details to, explain the situation to, give information to, explain the circumstances to, describe the state of affairs to, bring up to date, update, brief, keep posted
    informal clue in, bring up to speed


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  • 1 this child was pictured at a feeding centre
    photograph, take/get a photograph/photo of, take someone's picture/photo, take/get a picture of, take/get a snapshot/snap of, take, snap, shoot, take/get a shot of;
    record, film, capture/record on film/celluloid
  • 2 in the drawing they were pictured against a snowy background
    paint, draw, paint a picture of, sketch, depict, delineate, portray, catch (a likeness of), show, illustrate, reproduce, render, represent
  • 3 Anne still pictured Richard as he had been
    visualize, see in one's mind, see in one's mind's eye, conjure up a picture of, conjure up an image of, imagine, conceive, call to mind, image, see, evoke;
    fantasize about, dream about
    rare envision
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