Definitions for representˌrɛp rɪˈzɛnt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

re-pre•sentˌri prɪˈzɛnt(v.t.)

  1. to present again or anew.

Origin of re-present:

1555–65

rep•re•sentˌrɛp rɪˈzɛnt(v.t.)

  1. to serve to stand for or denote, as a word or symbol does; symbolize:

    In this story the black bird represents evil.

  2. to express or designate by some symbol, character, or the like:

    to represent musical sounds by notes.

  3. to stand or act in place of, as an agent or substitute:

    to represent one's company.

  4. to speak and act for by delegated authority:

    to represent one's government.

    Category: Government

  5. to portray; depict.

  6. to describe as having a particular character:

    to represent oneself as wealthy.

  7. to set forth with a view to influencing opinion.

  8. to impersonate, as in acting.

  9. to serve as an example of.

  10. to be the equivalent of; correspond to.

  11. (v.i.)to protest.

Origin of represent:

1325–75; < MF representer < L repraesentāre to bring about immediately =re-re - +praesentāre to present2

rep`re•sent′er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. represent, stand for, correspond(verb)

    take the place of or be parallel or equivalent to

    "Because of the sound changes in the course of history, an 'h' in Greek stands for an 's' in Latin"

  2. typify, symbolize, symbolise, stand for, represent(verb)

    express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol

    "What does the Statue of Liberty symbolize?"

  3. represent(verb)

    be representative or typical for

    "This period is represented by Beethoven"

  4. represent(verb)

    be a delegate or spokesperson for; represent somebody's interest or be a proxy or substitute for, as of politicians and office holders representing their constituents, or of a tenant representing other tenants in a housing dispute

    "I represent the silent majority"

  5. represent(verb)

    serve as a means of expressing something

    "The flower represents a young girl"

  6. exemplify, represent(verb)

    be characteristic of

    "This compositional style is exemplified by this fugue"

  7. constitute, represent, make up, comprise, be(verb)

    form or compose

    "This money is my only income"; "The stone wall was the backdrop for the performance"; "These constitute my entire belonging"; "The children made up the chorus"; "This sum represents my entire income for a year"; "These few men comprise his entire army"

  8. defend, represent(verb)

    be the defense counsel for someone in a trial

    "Ms. Smith will represent the defendant"

  9. represent, interpret(verb)

    create an image or likeness of

    "The painter represented his wife as a young girl"

  10. act, play, represent(verb)

    play a role or part

    "Gielgud played Hamlet"; "She wants to act Lady Macbeth, but she is too young for the role"; "She played the servant to her husband's master"

  11. stage, present, represent(verb)

    perform (a play), especially on a stage

    "we are going to stage `Othello'"

  12. represent(verb)

    describe or present, usually with respect to a particular quality

    "He represented this book as an example of the Russian 19th century novel"

  13. represent(verb)

    point out or draw attention to in protest or remonstrance

    "our parents represented to us the need for more caution"

  14. present, represent, lay out(verb)

    bring forward and present to the mind

    "We presented the arguments to him"; "We cannot represent this knowledge to our formal reason"

  15. map, represent(verb)

    to establish a mapping (of mathematical elements or sets)

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. represent(verb)ˌrɛp rɪˈzɛnt

    to be equal to; = constitute

    Women represent nearly half of HIV and AIDS cases worldwide.

  2. representˌrɛp rɪˈzɛnt

    to officially act or speak for sb

    She represents her class on the student council.

  3. representˌrɛp rɪˈzɛnt

    to be a symbol of; = symbolize

    The maple leaf represents Canada.; The man dressed in black represents death.

  4. representˌrɛp rɪˈzɛnt

    to compete in sport for a country, a team, etc.

    athletes who represent their countries at the Olympics

  5. representˌrɛp rɪˈzɛnt

    to show what sb or sth is like

    What romance movie best represents your love life?

Wiktionary

  1. represent(Verb)

    To present again or anew; to present by means of something standing in the place of; to exhibit the counterpart or image of; to typify.

  2. represent(Verb)

    To portray by pictorial or plastic art; to delineate; as, to represent a landscape in a picture, a horse in bronze, and the like.

  3. represent(Verb)

    To portray by mimicry or action of any kind; to act the part or character of; to personate; as, to represent Hamlet.

  4. represent(Verb)

    To stand in the place of; to supply the place, perform the duties, exercise the rights, or receive the share, of; to speak and act with authority in behalf of; to act the part of (another); as, an heir represents his ancestor; an attorney represents his client in court; a member of Congress represents his district in Congress.

  5. represent(Verb)

    To exhibit to another mind in language; to show; to give one's own impressions and judgement of; to bring before the mind; to set forth; sometimes, to give an account of; to describe.

    He represented that he was investigating for the police department.

  6. represent(Verb)

    To serve as a sign or symbol of; as, mathematical symbols represent quantities or relations; words represent ideas or things.

  7. represent(Verb)

    To bring a sensation of into the mind or sensorium; to cause to be known, felt, or apprehended; to present.

  8. represent(Verb)

    To form or image again in consciousness, as an object of cognition or apprehension (something presentative, which was originally apprehended by direct presentation).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Represent(verb)

    to present again or anew; to present by means of something standing in the place of; to exhibit the counterpart or image of; to typify

  2. Represent(verb)

    to portray by pictoral or plastic art; to delineate; as, to represent a landscape in a picture, a horse in bronze, and the like

  3. Represent(verb)

    to portray by mimicry or action of any kind; to act the part or character of; to personate; as, to represent Hamlet

  4. Represent(verb)

    to stand in the place of; to supply the place, perform the duties, exercise the rights, or receive the share, of; to speak and act with authority in behalf of; to act the part of (another); as, an heir represents his ancestor; an attorney represents his client in court; a member of Congress represents his district in Congress

  5. Represent(verb)

    to exhibit to another mind in language; to show; to give one's own impressions and judgement of; to bring before the mind; to set forth; sometimes, to give an account of; to describe

  6. Represent(verb)

    to serve as a sign or symbol of; as, mathematical symbols represent quantities or relations; words represent ideas or things

  7. Represent(verb)

    to bring a sensation of into the mind or sensorium; to cause to be known, felt, or apprehended; to present

  8. Represent(verb)

    to form or image again in consciousness, as an object of cognition or apprehension (something which was originally apprehended by direct presentation). See Presentative, 3

Freebase

  1. Represent

    Represent is the fourth album by Comptons Most Wanted, their first since Music to Driveby in 1992. It included the singles, "This is Compton 2000" and "Then U Gone". In 2007, MC Eiht re-released the album in the name, Representin'. The Cover art pays tribute to the N.W.A album Straight Outta Compton

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'represent' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2287

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'represent' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2456

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'represent' in Verbs Frequency: #146

Anagrams of represent

  1. presenter


Translations for represent

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

represent(verb)

to speak or act on behalf of

You have been chosen to represent our association at the conference.

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