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rep·re·sent

 (rĕp′rĭ-zĕnt′)
tr.v. rep·re·sent·ed, rep·re·sent·ing, rep·re·sents
1.
a. To have as a meaning, suggestion, or association; stand for or symbolize: The rose represents beauty. The bald eagle represents the United States.
b. To indicate or communicate by signs or symbols: Letters of the alphabet represent sounds.
2.
a. To depict in art; portray: The painting represents a woman wearing a hat.
b. To describe or present in words; set forth: The article represents the shortcomings of our school system in some detail.
c. To act the part or role of: represented the villain in the story.
3. To present clearly to the mind: How are sense data represented to the mind?
4. To draw attention to by way of remonstrance or protest: Our parents represented to us the need for greater caution.
5. To describe or put forward (a person or thing) as an embodiment of a specified quality: tried to represent his opponent as untrustworthy.
6.
a. To serve as a delegate or agent for: She represents a district that is very concerned about high rents.
b. To act as a spokesperson for.
7. To be an example or examples of: The museum had several paintings representing the artist's early style.
8. To be the equivalent of; amount to: The money in the bank represents the better part of their life savings.

[Middle English representen, from Old French representer, from Latin repraesentāre, to show : re-, re- + praesentāre, to present; see present2.]

rep′re·sent′a·bil′i·ty n.
rep′re·sent′a·ble adj.
rep′re·sent′er n.

represent

(ˌrɛprɪˈzɛnt)
vb (tr)
1. to stand as an equivalent of; correspond to: our tent represents home to us when we go camping.
2. to act as a substitute or proxy (for)
3. to act as or be the authorized delegate or agent for (a person, country, etc): an MP represents his constituency.
4. to serve or use as a means of expressing: letters represent the sounds of speech.
5. to exhibit the characteristics of; exemplify; typify: romanticism in music is represented by Beethoven.
6. to present an image of through the medium of a picture or sculpture; portray
7. to bring clearly before the mind
8. to set forth in words; state or explain
9. to describe as having a specified character or quality; make out to be: he represented her as a saint.
10. (Theatre) to act out the part of on stage; portray
11. (Theatre) to perform or produce (a play); stage
[C14: from Latin repraesentāre to exhibit, from re- + praesentāre to present2]
ˌrepreˈsentable adj
ˌrepreˌsentaˈbility n

re-pre•sent

(ˌri prɪˈzɛnt)

v.t.
to present again or anew.
[1555–65]

rep•re•sent

(ˌrɛp 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.
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.
v.i.
11. to protest.
[1325–75; < Middle French representer < Latin repraesentāre to bring about immediately =re- re- + praesentāre to present2]
rep`re•sent′a•ble, adj.
rep`re•sent′er, n.

represent


Past participle: represented
Gerund: representing

Imperative
represent
represent
Present
I represent
you represent
he/she/it represents
we represent
you represent
they represent
Preterite
I represented
you represented
he/she/it represented
we represented
you represented
they represented
Present Continuous
I am representing
you are representing
he/she/it is representing
we are representing
you are representing
they are representing
Present Perfect
I have represented
you have represented
he/she/it has represented
we have represented
you have represented
they have represented
Past Continuous
I was representing
you were representing
he/she/it was representing
we were representing
you were representing
they were representing
Past Perfect
I had represented
you had represented
he/she/it had represented
we had represented
you had represented
they had represented
Future
I will represent
you will represent
he/she/it will represent
we will represent
you will represent
they will represent
Future Perfect
I will have represented
you will have represented
he/she/it will have represented
we will have represented
you will have represented
they will have represented
Future Continuous
I will be representing
you will be representing
he/she/it will be representing
we will be representing
you will be representing
they will be representing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been representing
you have been representing
he/she/it has been representing
we have been representing
you have been representing
they have been representing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been representing
you will have been representing
he/she/it will have been representing
we will have been representing
you will have been representing
they will have been representing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been representing
you had been representing
he/she/it had been representing
we had been representing
you had been representing
they had been representing
Conditional
I would represent
you would represent
he/she/it would represent
we would represent
you would represent
they would represent
Past Conditional
I would have represented
you would have represented
he/she/it would have represented
we would have represented
you would have represented
they would have represented
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.represent - 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"
equal, be - be identical or equivalent to; "One dollar equals 1,000 rubles these days!"
2.represent - express indirectly by an image, form, or modelrepresent - express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol; "What does the Statue of Liberty symbolize?"
mean, intend - mean or intend to express or convey; "You never understand what I mean!"; "what do his words intend?"
embody, personify, be - represent, as of a character on stage; "Derek Jacobi was Hamlet"
epitomise, epitomize, typify - embody the essential characteristics of or be a typical example of; "The fugue typifies Bach's style of composition"
3.represent - be representative or typical for; "This period is represented by Beethoven"
instantiate - represent by an instance; "This word instantiates the usage that the linguists claimed to be typical for a certain dialect"
speak for - be a spokesperson for; "He represents the Government's position"
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
4.represent - 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"
serve - do duty or hold offices; serve in a specific function; "He served as head of the department for three years"; "She served in Congress for two terms"
5.represent - serve as a means of expressing something; "The flower represents a young girl"
misrepresent, belie - represent falsely; "This statement misrepresents my intentions"
give tongue to, utter, express, verbalise, verbalize - articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise; "She expressed her anger"; "He uttered a curse"
dramatise, dramatize - represent something in a dramatic manner; "These events dramatize the lack of social responsibility among today's youth"
portray - portray in words; "The book portrays the actor as a selfish person"
embody - represent or express something abstract in tangible form; "This painting embodies the feelings of the Romantic period"
6.represent - be characteristic of; "This compositional style is exemplified by this fugue"
embody, personify, be - represent, as of a character on stage; "Derek Jacobi was Hamlet"
7.represent - 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"
make - constitute the essence of; "Clothes make the man"
compose - form the substance of; "Greed and ambition composed his personality"
form, constitute, make - to compose or represent:"This wall forms the background of the stage setting"; "The branches made a roof"; "This makes a fine introduction"
straddle, range - range or extend over; occupy a certain area; "The plants straddle the entire state"
fall into, fall under - be included in or classified as; "This falls under the rubric 'various'"
pose, present - introduce; "This poses an interesting question"
supplement - serve as a supplement to; "Vitamins supplemented his meager diet"
8.represent - be the defense counsel for someone in a trial; "Ms. Smith will represent the defendant"
9.represent - create an image or likeness of; "The painter represented his wife as a young girl"
artistic creation, artistic production, art - the creation of beautiful or significant things; "art does not need to be innovative to be good"; "I was never any good at art"; "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"
re-create - create anew; "Re-create the boom of the West on a small scale"
carnalize, sensualize - represent materialistically, as in a painting or a sculpture
silhouette - represent by a silhouette
animalise, animalize - represent in the form of an animal
profile - represent in profile, by drawing or painting
paint - make a painting of; "He painted his mistress many times"
capture - succeed in representing or expressing something intangible; "capture the essence of Spring"; "capture an idea"
depict, picture, show, render - show in, or as in, a picture; "This scene depicts country life"; "the face of the child is rendered with much tenderness in this painting"
stylise, stylize, conventionalize - represent according to a conventional style; "a stylized female head"
map - make a map of; show or establish the features of details of; "map the surface of Venus"
limn, portray, depict - make a portrait of; "Goya wanted to portray his mistress, the Duchess of Alba"
portray, present - represent abstractly, for example in a painting, drawing, or sculpture; "The father is portrayed as a good-looking man in this painting"
draw - represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface; "She drew an elephant"; "Draw me a horse"
mock up, model - construct a model of; "model an airplane"
graph, chart - represent by means of a graph; "chart the data"
10.represent - play a role or partrepresent - 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"
performing arts - arts or skills that require public performance
act as, act, play - pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind; "He acted the idiot"; "She plays deaf when the news are bad"
make believe, pretend, make - represent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like; "She makes like an actress"
re-create - create anew; "Re-create the boom of the West on a small scale"
playact, roleplay, act, play - perform on a stage or theater; "She acts in this play"; "He acted in `Julius Caesar'"; "I played in `A Christmas Carol'"
support - play a subordinate role to (another performer); "Olivier supported Gielgud beautifully in the second act"
play - pretend to be somebody in the framework of a game or playful activity; "Let's play like I am mommy"; "Play cowboy and Indians"
act out, enact, reenact - act out; represent or perform as if in a play; "She reenacted what had happened earlier that day"
act out - represent an incident, state, or emotion by action, especially on stage; "She could act neurotic anxiety"
impersonate, portray - assume or act the character of; "She impersonates Madonna"; "The actor portrays an elderly, lonely man"
parody - make a spoof of or make fun of
emote - give expression or emotion to, in a stage or movie role
11.represent - perform (a play), especially on a stage; "we are going to stage `Othello'"
performing arts - arts or skills that require public performance
re-create - create anew; "Re-create the boom of the West on a small scale"
localise, localize, set, place - locate; "The film is set in Africa"
12.represent - describe or present, usually with respect to a particular quality; "He represented this book as an example of the Russian 19th century novel"
describe, depict, draw - give a description of; "He drew an elaborate plan of attack"
symbolise, symbolize - represent or identify by using a symbol; use symbols; "The poet symbolizes love in this poem"; "These painters believed that artists should symbolize"
actualise, actualize - represent or describe realistically
13.represent - point out or draw attention to in protest or remonstrance; "our parents represented to us the need for more caution"
remonstrate, point out - present and urge reasons in opposition
14.represent - bring forward and present to the mind; "We presented the arguments to him"; "We cannot represent this knowledge to our formal reason"
argue, reason - present reasons and arguments
argue, indicate - give evidence of; "The evidence argues for your claim"; "The results indicate the need for more work"
spin - twist and turn so as to give an intended interpretation; "The President's spokesmen had to spin the story to make it less embarrassing"
say, state, tell - express in words; "He said that he wanted to marry her"; "tell me what is bothering you"; "state your opinion"; "state your name"
15.represent - to establish a mapping (of mathematical elements or sets)
permute, transpose, commute - change the order or arrangement of; "Dyslexics often transpose letters in a word"

represent

verb
1. act for, speak for, appear for, speak on behalf of, be the representative of the lawyers representing the victims
2. stand for, substitute for, play the part of, assume the role of, serve as He will represent the president at ceremonies.
3. play for, appear for, be a member of the team My aim is to represent Britain at the Olympics.
4. constitute, be, make, comprise These developments represent a change.
5. express, equal, correspond to, symbolize, equate with, mean, betoken Circle the letter that represents the sound.
6. exemplify, embody, symbolize, typify, personify, epitomize You represent everything British racing needs.
8. state, indicate, point out, put forward I represented to him that he had behaved very foolishly.
represent someone as something or someone
1. make out to be, claim to be, describe as They tend to represent him as a guru.
represent yourself as something or someone
1. pass yourself off as, claim to be, pose as, pretend to be, purport to be, profess to be, present yourself as, pass yourself off as He represented himself as an upright community member.

represent

verb
1. To serve as an example, image, or symbol of:
2. To present a lifelike image of:
3. To serve as an official delegate of:
4. To play the part of:
Translations
يَرْمُز إلىيُمَثِّليُـمَثِّلُيُمَثِّل، يُبَيِّن، يكونُ مَثَلا
zastupovatreprezentovatvyjadřovatpředstavovat
repræsenteresymbolisere
edustaakuvata
zastupati
ábrázolképvisel
standa fyrir, táknavera fulltrúivera gott dæmi um; sÿna
代表する
대표하다
atstovaujantisatstovavimasreprezentatyvusreprezentuotisimbolizuoti
atspoguļotizteiktnozīmētpārstāvētsimbolizēt
vyjadrovať
predstavljatizastopati
företrädarepresentera
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đại diện cho

represent

[reprɪˈzent] VT
1. (= stand for, symbolize) → representar
2. (= act or speak for) [+ client, country] → representar a; [+ company] → ser agente de; [+ change, achievement] → representar
he represents nobody but himselfno representa a nadie sino a sí mismo
his early work is well represented in the exhibitionsus primeros trabajos están bien representados en la exposición, su primera época está bien representada
3. (frm) (= convey, explain) → presentar, describir
you represented it falsely to ususted nos lo describió falsamente
it has been represented to us thatse ha pretendido que ..., se nos ha dicho que ...
the goods are not as representedlas mercancías no son como nos las describieron

represent

[ˌrɛprɪˈzɛnt] vt
(= act on behalf of) [+ client, worker, voter] → représenter
the politicians we elect to represent us → les politiciens que nous élisons pour nous représenter
to represent sb's interests → représenter les intérêts de qn
(= constitute) → représenter
This represents a major change → Cela représente un changement majeur.
It represented a significant advance in the treatment of malaria → Cela représentait une avancée significative dans le traitement de la malaria.
(= exemplify) → représenter
These views don't represent those of American people → Ces opinions ne représentent pas celles du peuple américain.
He represents everything she dislikes about right-wingers → Il représente tout ce qu'elle déteste chez les gens de droite.
(= portray) → présenter
He didn't like the way he was represented → Il n'a pas aimé la façon dont il a été présenté.
to represent sb/sth as sth → présenter qn/qch comme qch
to be represented as sth → être présenté(e) comme qch
The withdrawal was represented as a military success → Le retrait à été présenté comme un succès militaire.
(= symbolize) → représenter
In Einstein's equation c represents the speed of light → Dans l'équation d'Einstein, c représente la vitesse de la lumière.
(in sport) [+ country, town, school] → représenter

represent

vt
darstellen; (= stand for)stehen für; (= symbolize)symbolisieren, darstellen; opportunitybedeuten; he represents all that is best in …er verkörpert das Beste (+gen)
(= act or speak for, Parl, Jur) → vertreten; he represents their firm in Londoner vertritt or repräsentiert die Firma in London; many countries were represented at the ceremonyviele Länder waren bei der Feier vertreten; the foreign tourist should never forget that he represents his countryein Tourist sollte im Ausland nie vergessen, dass er sein Land repräsentiert
(= declare to be) person, event, risk etcdarstellen (as als); (falsely) → hinstellen (as als); it is exactly as represented in the advertisementes ist genau, wie in der Anzeige dargestellt
(= set forth, explain)vor Augen führen (to sb jdm)
(Theat) character, partdarstellen

represent

[ˌrɛprɪˈzɛnt] vt (all senses) → rappresentare

represent

(reprəˈzent) verb
1. to speak or act on behalf of. You have been chosen to represent our association at the conference.
2. to be a sign, symbol, picture etc of. In this play, the man in black represents Death and the young girl Life.
3. to be a good example of; to show or illustrate. What he said represents the feelings of many people.
ˌrepresenˈtation noun
1. the act of representing or the state of being represented.
2. a person or thing that represents. These primitive statues are intended as representations of gods and goddesses.
3. (often in plural) a strong appeal, demand or protest.
ˌrepreˈsentative (-tətiv) adjective
1. being a good example (of something); typical. We need opinions from a representative sample of people; Is this poem representative of his work?
2. carried on by elected people. representative government.
noun
1. (also rep (rep) ) a person who represents a business; a travelling salesman. Our representative will call on you this afternoon.
2. a person who represents a person or group of people. A Member of Parliament is the representative of the people in his constituency.

represent

يُـمَثِّلُ reprezentovat repræsentere vertreten αντιπροσωπεύω representar edustaa représenter zastupati rappresentare 代表する 대표하다 vertegenwoordigen representere reprezentować representar представлять företräda เป็นตัวแทน temsil etmek đại diện cho 代表
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I have a standing order for such things from one of the museums I represent.
The hand of Magua dropped from his mouth to his side, and though his eyes were fastened on the ground, his head was turned aside, his nostrils expanded, and his ears seemed even to stand more erect than usual, giving to him the appearance of a statue that was made to represent intense attention.
But he will be ill-pleased, I judge if you suffer him to neglect the courtesy due to one of our chief rulers, and who may be said to represent King William, in the absence of the governor himself.
It would be sad injustice, the reader must understand, to represent all my excellent old friends as in their dotage.
As they died away on my lips, I said to myself that I should indeed help them to represent something infamous, if, by pronouncing them, I should violate as rare a little case of instinctive delicacy as any schoolroom, probably, had ever known.
Most of the scientific drawings have been taken from the stranded fish; and these are about as correct as a drawing of a wrecked ship, with broken back, would correctly represent the noble animal itself in all its undashed pride of hull and spars.
Doyle had done him a good turn once, he explained, and was really a bully chap; Doyle was a workingman himself, and would represent the workingmen--why did they want to vote for a millionaire "sheeny," and what the hell had Mike Scully ever done for them that they should back his candidates all the time?
It was formerly the custom in our village, when a poor debtor came out of jail, for his acquaintances to salute him, looking through their fingers, which were crossed to represent the jail window, "How do ye do?
If A, is the penny sufficient, or may he claim consequential damages in the form of additional money to represent the possible profit which might have inured from the dog, and classifiable as earned incre- ment, that is to say, usufruct?
The women cried over Cathy, so did even those stern warriors, the Rocky Mountain Rangers; Shekels was there, and the Cid, and Sardanapalus, and Potter, and Mongrel, and Sour-Mash, Famine, and Pestilence, and Cathy kissed them all and wept; details of the several arms of the garrison were present to represent the rest, and say good-bye and God bless you for all the soldiery; and there was a special squad from the Seventh, with the oldest veteran at its head, to speed the Seventh's Child with grand honors and impressive ceremonies; and the veteran had a touching speech by heart, and put up his hand in salute and tried to say it, but his lips trembled and his voice broke, but Cathy bent down from the saddle and kissed him on the mouth and turned his defeat to victory, and a cheer went up.
I lay abed and read and rested from my journey's fatigues the remainder of that Sunday, but I sent my agent to represent me at the afternoon service, for I never allow anything to interfere with my habit of attending church twice every Sunday.
I'll stuff Jim's clothes full of straw and lay it on his bed to represent his mother in dis- guise, and Jim 'll take the nigger woman's gown off of me and wear it, and we'll all evade together.