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pre·sent·a·ble

 (prĭ-zĕn′tə-bəl)
adj.
1. Capable of being given, displayed, or offered: presentable gifts; presentable attire.
2. Fit for introduction to others: presentable relatives.

pre·sent′a·bil′i·ty, pre·sent′a·ble·ness n.
pre·sent′a·bly adv.

presentable

(prɪˈzɛntəbəl)
adj
1. fit to be presented or introduced to other people
2. fit to be displayed or offered
preˈsentableness, preˌsentaˈbility n
preˈsentably adv

pre•sent•a•ble

(prɪˈzɛn tə bəl)

adj.
1. capable of being presented.
2. of sufficiently good appearance; fit to be seen.
[1400–50]
pre•sent`a•bil′i•ty, pre•sent′a•ble•ness, n.
pre•sent′a•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.presentable - fit to be seen; "presentable clothes"
respectable - characterized by socially or conventionally acceptable morals; "a respectable woman"

presentable

adjective
1. tidy, elegant, well groomed, becoming, trim, spruce, dapper, natty (informal), smartly dressed, fit to be seen She managed to make herself presentable in time for work.
tidy unpresentable
2. satisfactory, suitable, decent, acceptable, proper, good enough, respectable, not bad (informal), tolerable, passable, O.K. or okay (informal) His score had reached a presentable total.
satisfactory unacceptable, unsatisfactory, poor, not good enough, below par, not up to scratch, rubbishy

presentable

adjective
Proper in appearance:
Informal: decent.
Translations
صالِح للتَّقْديم، لائِق
reprezentační
præsentabel
szalonképes
frambærilegur, boîlegur
reprezentačný
görünüşü düzgüniyi görünümlü

presentable

[prɪˈzentəbl] ADJpresentable
are you presentable? (= dressed) → ¿estás visible?
to make sth presentablearreglar algo
I must go and make myself presentablevoy a arreglarme un poco

presentable

[prɪˈzɛntəbəl] adjprésentable
to make o.s. presentable → se rendre présentable

presentable

adj clothes, roompräsentabel, vorzeigbar; foodakzeptabel, in Ordnung; to be presentable (person)sich sehen lassen können; to look presentable (person)akzeptabel aussehen, präsentabel aussehen; it’s not very presentabledamit kann man sich nicht gut sehen lassen; to make something presentableetw so herrichten, dass man es zeigen kann; to make oneself presentablesich zurechtmachen; you’re not presentable enough to godu siehst nicht akzeptabel genug aus, um dorthin zu gehen

presentable

[prɪˈzɛntəbl] adjpresentabile
to make o.s. presentable → rendersi presentabile, mettersi in ordine

present2

(priˈzent) verb
1. to give, especially formally or ceremonially. The child presented a bunch of flowers to the Queen; He was presented with a gold watch when he retired.
2. to introduce. May I present my wife (to you)?
3. to arrange the production of (a play, film etc). The Elizabethan Theatre Company presents `Hamlet', by William Shakespeare.
4. to offer (ideas etc) for consideration, or (a problem etc) for solving. She presents (=expresses) her ideas very clearly; The situation presents a problem.
5. to bring (oneself); to appear. He presented himself at the dinner table half an hour late.
preˈsenter noun
preˈsentable adjective
suitable to be seen, introduced etc. You don't look very presentable in those clothes.
ˌpresenˈtation (pre-) noun
1. the act of presenting. the presentation of the prizes; the presentation of a new play; (also adjective) a presentation ceremony; a presentation gold watch.
2. the manner in which written work etc is presented or set out. Try to improve the presentation of your work.
3. a performance, or set of repeated performances, of a play, opera etc. This is the best presentation of `Macbeth' that I've ever seen.
present arms
to hold a rifle upright in front of one, as a salute.
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In his remarks, Khushnood Ali Khan highly appreciated the efforts of Lok Virsa in establishing two national museums - Heritage Museum at Garden Avenue depicting living cultural traditions and Pakistan Monument Museum projecting birth, history and development of the country - and maintaining them in the state of high presentability.