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Meaning of REPRESENT

Pronunciation:  `repri'zent

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  to establish a mapping (of mathematical elements or sets)
  2. [v]  bring forward and present to the mind; "We presented the arguments to him"; "We cannot represent this knowledge to our formal reason"
  3. [v]  point out or draw attention to in protest or remonstrance; "our parents represented to us the need for more caution"
  4. [v]  express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol; "What does the Statue of Liberty symbolize?"
  5. [v]  describe or present, usually with respect to a particular quality; "He represented this book as an example of the Russian 19th century novel"
  6. [v]  serve as a means of expressing something; "The flower represents a young girl"
  7. [v]  create an image or likeness of, in art
  8. [v]  perform (a play), esp. on a stage; "we are going to stage `Othello'"
  9. [v]  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"
  10. [v]  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"; "This actor is a spokesperson for the National Rifle Association"
  11. [v]  be representative or typical for; "This period is represented by Beethoven"
  12. [v]  be the defense counsel for someone in a trial; "Ms. Smith will represent the defendant"
  13. [v]  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"
  14. [v]  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"
  15. [v]  be characteristic of; "This compositional style is exemplified by this fugue"
 

REPRESENT is a 9 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: act, be, comprise, constitute, correspond, defend, exemplify, interpret, lay out, make up, map, play, present, stage, stand for, stand for, symbolise, symbolize, typify
 
 Antonyms: prosecute
 
 See Also: act out, actualise, actualize, animalise, animalize, argue, be, be, belie, capture, carnalize, commute, compose, conventionalize, depict, depict, describe, dramatise, dramatize, draw, draw, embody, embody, emote, enact, epitomise, epitomize, equal, express, fall into, fall under, form, give tongue to, graph, impersonate, indicate, instantiate, intend, limn, localise, localize, make, map, mean, misrepresent, mock up, model, paint, parody, permute, personify, personify, picture, place, point out, portray, portray, pose, present, present, profile, range, reason, re-create, reenact, remonstrate, render, say, sensualize, serve, set, show, silhouette, speak for, spoof, state, straddle, stylise, stylize, supplement, support, tell, transpose, utter, verbalise, verbalize

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Rep`re*sent"\ (r?p`r?-z?nt"), v. t. [F. repr?senter,
L. repraesentare, repraesentatum; pref. re- re- + preesentare
to place before, present. See {Present}, v. t.]
1. 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.

         Before him burn Seven lamps, as in a zodiac
         representing The heavenly fires.      --Milton.

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

4. 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. 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 Rizzio's credit with the queen to be
         the chief and only obstacle to his success in that
         demand.                               --Robertson.

         This bank is thought the greatest load on the
         Genoese, and the managers of it have been
         represented as a second kind of senate. --Addison.

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

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

         Among these. Fancy next Her office holds; of all
         external things Which he five watchful senses
         represent, She forms imaginations, aery shapes.
                                               --Milton.

8. (Metaph.) 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.

         The general capability of knowledge necessarily
         requires that, besides the power of evoking out of
         unconsciousness one portion of our retained
         knowledge in preference to another, we posses the
         faculty of representing in consciousness what is
         thus evoked . . . This representative Faculty is
         Imagination or Phantasy.              --Sir. W.
                                               Hamilton.

 

 

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