What does represent mean?

Definitions for represent
ˌrɛp rɪˈzɛntrep·re·sent

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word represent.

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)

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

    Etymology: [F. reprsenter, L. repraesentare, repraesentatum; pref. re- re- + preesentare to place before, present. See Present, v. t.]

  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

    Etymology: [F. reprsenter, L. repraesentare, repraesentatum; pref. re- re- + preesentare to place before, present. See Present, v. t.]

  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

    Etymology: [F. reprsenter, L. repraesentare, repraesentatum; pref. re- re- + preesentare to place before, present. See Present, v. t.]

  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

    Etymology: [F. reprsenter, L. repraesentare, repraesentatum; pref. re- re- + preesentare to place before, present. See Present, v. t.]

  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

    Etymology: [F. reprsenter, L. repraesentare, repraesentatum; pref. re- re- + preesentare to place before, present. See Present, v. t.]

  6. Represent(verb)

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

    Etymology: [F. reprsenter, L. repraesentare, repraesentatum; pref. re- re- + preesentare to place before, present. See Present, v. t.]

  7. Represent(verb)

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

    Etymology: [F. reprsenter, L. repraesentare, repraesentatum; pref. re- re- + preesentare to place before, present. See Present, v. t.]

  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

    Etymology: [F. reprsenter, L. repraesentare, repraesentatum; pref. re- re- + preesentare to place before, present. See Present, v. t.]

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Represent

    rep-rē-zent′, v.t. to exhibit the image of: to serve as a sign of: to personate or act the part of: to stand in the place of: to bring before the mind: to describe: to portray: to exemplify.—n. Representabil′ity.—adj. Represent′able, that may be represented.—ns. Representā′men, representation; Represent′ance (obs.), likeness.—adj. Represent′ant, having vicarious power.—n. Representā′tion, act of representing or exhibiting: that which represents: an image: picture: dramatic performance: part performed by a representative: share, participation: statement: delegation.—adj. Representā′tional.—ns. Representā′tionism, the doctrine of Descartes, that in the perception of the external world the immediate object represents another object beyond the sphere of consciousness; Representā′tionist.—adj. Represent′ative, representing: showing a likeness: bearing the character or power of others: replacing: presenting the full character of a class: (logic) mediately known.—n. one who stands for another, a deputy, delegate: (law) an heir.—adv. Represent′atively.—ns. Represent′ativeness; Represent′er; Represent′ment.—Representative faculty, the imagination.—House of Representatives, the lower branch of the United States Congress, consisting of members chosen biennially by the people. [O. Fr.,—L. repræsentāre, -ātumre-, again, præsentāre, to place before.]

Rap Dictionary

  1. represent(verb)

    To stand for something you are convinced of and feel related to, and to express that feeling. For example your family, your upbringing, your neighborhood, your values. Represent! -- Nas (Represent), Throw ya hood up if you represent'n! -- Chingy (Jackpot)

Editors Contribution

  1. represent

    To express the voice of a group.

    The politicians did a great job as they were elected to represent the people.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 7, 2020  

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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

How to pronounce represent?

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How to say represent in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of represent in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of represent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of represent in a Sentence

  1. Roger Hanshaw:

    We owe it to ourselves; we owe it our constituents; we owe it to the men and women and children and families that we represent to do better than we are, we have allowed national level politics to become a cancer on our state, to become a cancer on our legislature, to invade our chamber in a way that frankly makes me ashamed.

  2. Sante Fe Archbiship John Wester:

    She’s not a saint. There is nothing good that can come out of praying to her, we have a lot of saints who represent the teaching of Jesus Christ. This is an aberration.

  3. Cynthia Erivo:

    I felt like it didn't represent people of color in the right light.

  4. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell:

    The so-called Trans-Pacific Partnership would lower unfair trade barriers to American-made goods and American produce sold in the Pacific. That would represent a huge win for American workers and American farmers, to say nothing of the far-reaching geopolitical implications for our country.

  5. Gabrielle Anzalone:

    As students, our voices were ironically unheard by those who are supposed to represent us and our interests, in no way am I running to spite the board. If elected, I plan to cooperate and work hard to resolve the issues in my community.

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