Synonyms of picture in English:

picture


See definition of picture

noun

1‘one of his pictures stood on an easel in the centre of the room’

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painting, drawing, sketch, print, canvas, delineation, cartoon, portrait, portrayal, illustration, artist's impression, artwork, depiction, likeness, representation, image, icon

2‘I would not let the photographer take the picture’

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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’

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concept, idea, impression, mental picture, view, vision, visualization, notion, theory, abstraction

4‘the picture of health’

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personification, embodiment, epitome, essence, perfect example, soul, model

rare exemplar, archetype, quintessence

5‘a picture starring Robert De Niro’

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film, movie, feature film

British cinema film

North American motion picture

informal flick

dated moving picture

6‘Julie took me to the pictures on Saturday’

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the cinema, the movies, the silver screen, the big screen

North American a motion picture house

informal the flicks

"the pictures"

verb

1‘this child was pictured at a feeding centre’

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photograph, get a photo of, get a photograph of, take a photo of, take a photograph of, take someone's photo, take someone's picture, get a picture of, take a picture of, get a snap of, get a snapshot of, take a snap of, take a snapshot of, take, snap, shoot, get a shot of, take a shot of

record, film, capture on celluloid, capture on film, record on celluloid, record on film

2‘in the drawing they were pictured against a snowy background’

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paint, draw, paint a picture of, sketch, depict, delineate, portray, show, illustrate, reproduce, render, represent

3‘Anne still pictured Richard as he had been’

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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


Phrases

    get the picture

      ‘she got the picture and rubbed her hands in anticipation’

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      understand the situation, work out what's going on, see the light, see daylight, get the point

      fathom, grasp, understand, follow, see other, take in, realize, perceive, apprehend

      informal

      see what's what, understand what's what, catch on, latch on, get the drift, get the message, get it

    put someone in the picture

      ‘the museums all help to put the visitor in the picture’

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      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