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, correspondverb

    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, representverb

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

    "What does the Statue of Liberty symbolize?"

  3. representverb

    be representative or typical for

    "This period is represented by Beethoven"

  4. representverb

    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. representverb

    serve as a means of expressing something

    "The flower represents a young girl"

  6. exemplify, representverb

    be characteristic of

    "This compositional style is exemplified by this fugue"

  7. constitute, represent, make up, comprise, beverb

    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, representverb

    be the defense counsel for someone in a trial

    "Ms. Smith will represent the defendant"

  9. represent, interpretverb

    create an image or likeness of

    "The painter represented his wife as a young girl"

  10. act, play, representverb

    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, representverb

    perform (a play), especially on a stage

    "we are going to stage `Othello'"

  12. representverb

    describe or present, usually with respect to a particular quality

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

  13. representverb

    point out or draw attention to in protest or remonstrance

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

  14. present, represent, lay outverb

    bring forward and present to the mind

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

  15. map, representverb

    to establish a mapping (of mathematical elements or sets)

Wiktionary

  1. representverb

    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. representverb

    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. representverb

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

  4. representverb

    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. representverb

    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. representverb

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

  7. representverb

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

  8. representverb

    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. Representverb

    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. Representverb

    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. Representverb

    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. Representverb

    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. Representverb

    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. Representverb

    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. Representverb

    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. Representverb

    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. representverb

    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

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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. Tyra Banks:

    Yeah, BanX with an X, because I want me coming out of retirement to be bigger than me, and for me to represent women to say, enough of this cookie-cutter thing.

  2. Sania Mirza:

    It feels good, me and my husband, we live in a kind of extraordinary situation because we both are professional athletes from different countries who still represent their own country after marriage and I don't think that happens very often.

  3. Academy President Laszlo Lovasz:

    We should also examine the independence and freedom of scientific research, as the fact that the government demands a say in both organization and financing terms could represent excessive influence.

  4. Philistine Ayad:

    #NotInMyName means that we are taking that power back, to represent ourselves to what we truly are and that is peaceful people.

  5. Yaron London:

    What does she represent exactly? A woman who because of the circumstances of her life doesn't despise Jews but befriends them? She represents mainly herself and her own private biography.

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