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pres·ent 1

1. A moment or period in time perceptible as intermediate between past and future; now.
2. Grammar
a. The present tense.
b. A verb form in the present tense.
3. presents Law The document or instrument in question: Be it known by these presents.
1. Existing or happening now; current: the present leader; present trends.
a. Being at hand or in attendance: Thirty guests were present at the ceremony.
b. Existing in something specified: Oxygen is present in the bloodstream.
3. Now being considered; actually here or involved: the present subject; present company excepted.
4. Grammar Designating a verb tense or form that expresses current time.
5. Archaic Readily available; immediate.
6. Obsolete Alert to circumstances; attentive.
at present
At the present time; right now.
for the present
For the time being; temporarily.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin praesēns, praesent-, present participle of praeesse, to be present : prae-, pre- + esse, to be; see es- in Indo-European roots.]

pres′ent·ness n.

pre·sent 2

v. pre·sent·ed, pre·sent·ing, pre·sents
a. To make a gift or award of: presented the medal to the winner.
b. To make a gift to: presented the winner with a medal.
a. To offer for observation, examination, or consideration; show or display: The detective presented his badge.
b. To offer (a play, for example) for public entertainment.
c. To afford or furnish: The situation presented us with a chance to improve our knowledge.
d. To turn or position in the direction of another: presented his face to the camera.
e. Immunology To display (an antigen) on the cell surface. Used especially of cells such as macrophages and dendritic cells, where the displayed antigen activates T cells as part of an immune response.
3. To represent or depict in a certain manner: The movie presents bankers as greedy and coldhearted.
a. To introduce, especially with formal ceremony.
b. To introduce (a young woman) to society with conventional ceremony.
5. To hold, carry, or point (a weapon) in a particular manner as a salutation or sign of honor, usually along the center axis of the body.
6. Ecclesiastical To recommend (a cleric) for a benefice.
1. To make a presentation.
2. Medicine
a. To be evident or manifest. Used of a disease or condition: how Lyme disease presents in its later stages.
b. To exhibit symptoms or signs during a medical examination: The patient presented with headache and heel pain.
1. pres·ent (prĕz′ənt) Something presented; a gift.
2. pre·sent (prĭ-zĕnt′) The position of a rifle or other weapon when presented.

[Middle English presenten, from Old French presenter, from Latin presentāre, to show, from praesēns, praesent-, present participle of praeesse, to be in front of; see present1.]

pre·sent′er n.
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1. (prenominal) in existence at the moment in time at which an utterance is spoken or written
2. (postpositive) being in a specified place, thing, etc: the murderer is present in this room.
3. (prenominal) now in consideration or under discussion: the present topic; the present author.
4. (Grammar) grammar denoting a tense of verbs used when the action or event described is occurring at the time of utterance or when the speaker does not wish to make any explicit temporal reference
5. archaic readily available; instant: present help is at hand.
6. archaic mentally alert; attentive
7. the present the time being; now
8. (Grammar) grammar
a. the present tense
b. a verb in this tense
9. at present at the moment; now
10. for the present for the time being; temporarily
[C13: from Latin praesens, from praeesse to be in front of, from prae- before, in front + esse to be]


vb (mainly tr)
1. to introduce (a person) to another, esp to someone of higher rank
2. to introduce to the public: to present a play.
3. (Broadcasting) to introduce and compere (a radio or television show)
4. to show; exhibit: he presented a brave face to the world.
5. to put forward; submit: she presented a proposal for a new book.
6. to bring or suggest to the mind: to present a problem.
7. to give or award: to present a prize.
8. to endow with or as if with a gift or award: to present a university with a foundation scholarship.
9. to offer formally: to present one's compliments.
10. to offer or hand over for action or settlement: to present a bill.
11. to represent or depict in a particular manner: the actor presented Hamlet as a very young man.
12. (Military) to salute someone with (one's weapon) (usually in the phrase present arms)
13. (Military) to aim or point (a weapon)
14. (Ecclesiastical Terms) to nominate (a clergyman) to a bishop for institution to a benefice in his diocese
15. (Law) to lay (a charge, etc) before a court, magistrate, etc, for consideration or trial
16. (Law) to bring a formal charge or accusation against (a person); indict
17. (Law) chiefly US (of a grand jury) to take notice of (an offence) from personal knowledge or observation, before any bill of indictment has been drawn up
18. (Medicine) (intr) med to seek treatment for a particular symptom or problem: she presented with postnatal depression.
19. (intr) informal to produce a favourable, etc impression: she presents well in public; he presents as harmless but has poisoned his family.
20. present oneself to appear, esp at a specific time and place
21. anything that is presented; a gift
22. make someone a present of something to give someone something: I'll make you a present of a new car.
[C13: from Old French presenter, from Latin praesentāre to exhibit, offer, from praesens present1]
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(ˈprɛz ənt)

1. being, existing, or occurring at this time or now; current: the present economic situation.
2. at this time; at hand; immediate: articles for present use.
3. of, pertaining to, or being a verb tense or form used to refer to an action or state occurring or existing at the moment of speaking (They're eating. I know the answer) or to a habitual event (He drives to work), and also sometimes used to express the future (The plane leaves at six tomorrow) or past.
4. being with one or others or in the specified or understood place: to be present at the wedding.
5. being here: Is everyone present?
6. existing or occurring in a place, thing, combination, or the like: Carbon is present in many minerals.
7. being actually here or under consideration.
8. being before the mind.
9. Obs. aware.
10. Obs. immediate.
11. the present time.
a. the present tense.
b. a verb form in the present tense, as knows.
13. presents, (in a deed of conveyance) the present document or writings: Know all men by these presents.
14. Obs. the matter in hand.
1. at present, at the present time or moment; now.
2. for the present, for now; temporarily.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Old French < Latin praesent- (s. of praesēns), present participle of praeesse to preside, be in charge, be present = prae- pre- + esse to be]
pres′ent•ness, n.


(v. prɪˈzɛnt; n. ˈprɛz ənt)

1. to furnish or endow with a gift or the like, esp. by formal act.
2. to bring, offer, or give, often in a formal or ceremonious way: to present one's credentials.
3. to afford or furnish (an opportunity, possibility, etc.).
4. to hand over or submit (a bill or check).
5. to introduce (a person) to another, esp. in a formal manner.
6. to bring before or introduce to the public: to present a new play.
7. to come to show (oneself) before a person, in or at a place, etc.
8. to bring forth or render for or before another or others; offer for consideration: to present an alternative plan.
9. to set forth in words; frame or articulate: to present arguments.
10. to represent, impersonate, or act, as on the stage.
11. to direct, point, or turn (something) to something or someone: He presented his back to the audience.
12. to level or aim (a weapon, esp. a firearm).
13. Law.
a. to bring (a formal charge) against a person.
b. to bring (an offense) to the notice of the proper authority.
14. to nominate (a cleric) for a benefice.
15. a thing presented as a gift; gift.
[1175–1225; (n.) Middle English < Old French, orig. in phrase en present in presence (see present1); (v.) Middle English < Old French presenter < Medieval Latin praesentāre to give, show, present for approval, Latin: to exhibit (to the mind or senses), derivative of praesēns present1]
syn: See give. See also introduce.
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You use present in front of a noun to show that you are talking about something that exists now, rather than about something in the past or future.

When did you start working in your present job?
The present system has many faults.

You also use present in front of a noun to show that you are talking about the person who has a job, role, or title now, rather than someone who had it in the past or will have it in the future.

The present director of the company is a woman.
Who is the present team captain?

When present is used after be, it has a different meaning. If someone is present at an event, they are there.

Several reporters were present at the event.
He was not present at the birth of his child.

Be Careful!
Don't use any preposition except at in sentences like these. Don't say, for example 'Several reporters were present in the event'.

If it is clear what event you are talking about, you can just say that someone is present.

The Prime Minister and his wife were present.

You can also use present with this meaning immediately after a noun.

There was a photographer present.
He should not have said that with so many children present.
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Past participle: presented
Gerund: presenting

I present
you present
he/she/it presents
we present
you present
they present
I presented
you presented
he/she/it presented
we presented
you presented
they presented
Present Continuous
I am presenting
you are presenting
he/she/it is presenting
we are presenting
you are presenting
they are presenting
Present Perfect
I have presented
you have presented
he/she/it has presented
we have presented
you have presented
they have presented
Past Continuous
I was presenting
you were presenting
he/she/it was presenting
we were presenting
you were presenting
they were presenting
Past Perfect
I had presented
you had presented
he/she/it had presented
we had presented
you had presented
they had presented
I will present
you will present
he/she/it will present
we will present
you will present
they will present
Future Perfect
I will have presented
you will have presented
he/she/it will have presented
we will have presented
you will have presented
they will have presented
Future Continuous
I will be presenting
you will be presenting
he/she/it will be presenting
we will be presenting
you will be presenting
they will be presenting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been presenting
you have been presenting
he/she/it has been presenting
we have been presenting
you have been presenting
they have been presenting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been presenting
you will have been presenting
he/she/it will have been presenting
we will have been presenting
you will have been presenting
they will have been presenting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been presenting
you had been presenting
he/she/it had been presenting
we had been presenting
you had been presenting
they had been presenting
I would present
you would present
he/she/it would present
we would present
you would present
they would present
Past Conditional
I would have presented
you would have presented
he/she/it would have presented
we would have presented
you would have presented
they would have presented
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Used to describe a verb form that expresses a current action, as in “We walk.”
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.present - the period of time that is happening nowpresent - the period of time that is happening now; any continuous stretch of time including the moment of speech; "that is enough for the present"; "he lives in the present with no thought of tomorrow"
time - the continuum of experience in which events pass from the future through the present to the past
now - the momentary present; "Now is a good time to do it"; "it worked up to right now"
here and now, present moment, moment - at this time; "the disappointments of the here and now"; "she is studying at the moment"
date - the present; "they are up to date"; "we haven't heard from them to date"
nonce, time being - the present occasion; "for the nonce"
today - the present time or age; "the world of today"; "today we have computers"
tonight - the present or immediately coming night
2.present - something presented as a gift; "his tie was a present from his wife"
gift - something acquired without compensation
birthday gift, birthday present - a present given in celebration of a person's birthday
Christmas gift, Christmas present - a present given at Christmas time
wedding gift, wedding present - a present given to someone getting married
3.present - a verb tense that expresses actions or states at the time of speaking
tense - a grammatical category of verbs used to express distinctions of time
historical present - the use of the present tense to describe past actions or states
Verb1.present - give an exhibition of to an interested audience; "She shows her dogs frequently"; "We will demo the new software in Washington"
bring home - make understandable and clear; "This brings home my point"
show - make visible or noticeable; "She showed her talent for cooking"; "Show me your etchings, please"
2.present - 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"
3.present - 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"
4.present - hand over formally
give - transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody; "I gave her my money"; "can you give me lessons?"; "She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care"
bring in - submit (a verdict) to a court
5.present - introduce; "This poses an interesting question"
constitute, make up, comprise, be, 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"
6.present - give, especially as an honor or reward; "bestow honors and prizes at graduation"
allocate, apportion - distribute according to a plan or set apart for a special purpose; "I am allocating a loaf of bread to everyone on a daily basis"; "I'm allocating the rations for the camping trip"
certificate - present someone with a certificate
bestow, confer - present; "The university conferred a degree on its most famous former student, who never graduated"; "bestow an honor on someone"
7.present - give as a present; make a gift of; "What will you give her for her birthday?"
dower, endow - furnish with an endowment; "When she got married, she got dowered"
hand out, pass out, give out, distribute - give to several people; "The teacher handed out the exams"
give away - make a gift of; "She gave away her antique furniture"
raffle, raffle off - dispose of in a lottery; "We raffled off a trip to the Bahamas"
bung, fee, tip - give a tip or gratuity to in return for a service, beyond the compensation agreed on; "Remember to tip the waiter"; "fee the steward"
bequeath, will, leave - leave or give by will after one's death; "My aunt bequeathed me all her jewelry"; "My grandfather left me his entire estate"
cede, surrender, give up, deliver - relinquish possession or control over; "The squatters had to surrender the building after the police moved in"
deed over, grant - transfer by deed; "grant land"
treat - provide with a gift or entertainment; "Grandmother always treated us to the circus"; "I like to treat myself to a day at a spa when I am depressed"
donate - give to a charity or good cause; "I donated blood to the Red Cross for the victims of the earthquake"; "donate money to the orphanage"; "She donates to her favorite charity every month"
tender - offer or present for acceptance
render, submit - make over as a return; "They had to render the estate"
8.present - deliver (a speech, oration, or idea); "The commencement speaker presented a forceful speech that impressed the students"
mouth, speak, talk, verbalise, verbalize, utter - express in speech; "She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This depressed patient does not verbalize"
speechify - make speeches; hold forth, or harangue with a certain degree of formality; "These ministers speechify on every occasion"
9.present - cause to come to know personallypresent - cause to come to know personally; "permit me to acquaint you with my son"; "introduce the new neighbors to the community"
inform - impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to; "I informed him of his rights"
familiarise, familiarize, acquaint - make familiar or conversant with; "you should acquaint yourself with your new computer"; "We familiarized ourselves with the new surroundings"
reintroduce, re-introduce - introduce anew; "We haven't met in a long time, so let me reintroduce myself"
present - formally present a debutante, a representative of a country, etc.
introduce, bring out - bring before the public for the first time, as of an actor, song, etc.
10.present - represent abstractly, for example in a painting, drawing, or sculpture; "The father is portrayed as a good-looking man in this painting"
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"
interpret, represent - create an image or likeness of; "The painter represented his wife as a young girl"
commend - present as worthy of regard, kindness, or confidence; "His paintings commend him to the artistic world"
11.present - present somebody with something, usually to accuse or criticize; "We confronted him with the evidence"; "He was faced with all the evidence and could no longer deny his actions"; "An enormous dilemma faces us"
face, face up, confront - deal with (something unpleasant) head on; "You must confront your problems"; "He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes"
12.present - formally present a debutante, a representative of a country, etc.
acquaint, introduce, present - cause to come to know personally; "permit me to acquaint you with my son"; "introduce the new neighbors to the community"
13.present - recognize with a gesture prescribed by a military regulation; assume a prescribed position; "When the officers show up, the soldiers have to salute"
greet, recognise, recognize - express greetings upon meeting someone
Adj.1.present - temporal sense; intermediate between past and future; now existing or happening or in consideration; "the present leader"; "articles for present use"; "the present topic"; "the present system"; "present observations"
future - yet to be or coming; "some future historian will evaluate him"
past - earlier than the present time; no longer current; "time past"; "his youth is past"; "this past Thursday"; "the past year"
2.present - being or existing in a specified place; "the murderer is present in this room"; "present at the wedding"; "present at the creation"
absent - not being in a specified place
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1. current, existing, immediate, contemporary, instant, present-day, existent, extant the government's present economic difficulties
3. in existence, existing, existent, extant This vitamin is naturally present in breast milk.
at present just now, now, presently, currently, at the moment, right now, nowadays, at this time, at the present time, in this day and age At present, children under 14 are not permitted in bars.
for the present for now, for a while, in the meantime, temporarily, for the moment, for the time being, provisionally, not for long, for the nonce The minsters agreed that sanctions should remain in place for the present.
the present now, today, the time being, here and now, this day and age, the present moment His struggle to reconcile the past with the present.
the present day modern times, today, nowadays, the present age or time art from the period of Giotto to the present day
"Look to this day"
"For it is life, the very life of life" The Sufi
"For present joys are more to flesh and blood"
"Than a dull prospect of a distant good" [John Dryden The Hindu and the Panther]
"Ah, fill the cup: - what boots it to repeat"
"How time is slipping underneath our feet;"
"Unborn tomorrow, and dead yesterday,"
"Why fret about them if today be sweet!" [Edward Fitzgerald The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám]
"There is no time like the present"


1. gift, offering, grant, favour, donation, hand-out, endowment, boon, bounty, gratuity, prezzie (informal), benefaction, bonsela (S. African), largesse or largess The vase was a wedding present.
1. give, award, hand over, offer, grant, donate, hand out, furnish, confer, bestow, entrust, proffer, put at someone's disposal The queen presented the prizes to the winning captain.
2. put forward, offer, suggest, raise, state, produce, introduce, advance, relate, declare, extend, pose, submit, tender, hold out, recount, expound, proffer, adduce We presented three options to the unions for discussion.
3. represent, portray, describe, depict, characterize He was presented as a tragic figure.
4. host, introduce, announce, anchor, compère, be the presenter of She presents a weekly TV fashion programme.
5. put on, stage, perform, give, show, mount, render, put before the public The theatre is presenting a new production of `Hamlet'.
6. launch, display, demonstrate, parade, exhibit, unveil presenting a new product or service to the market-place
7. introduce, make known, acquaint someone with Fox stepped forward and presented him to Jack.
present itself occur, emerge, arise, happen, appear, come up, turn up, come about, pop up, crop up, transpire They insulted us whenever the opportunity presented itself.
present yourself arrive, appear, attend, turn up, be present, make an appearance She presented herself at the Town Hall at 11.30 for the ceremony.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

present 1

The current time:

present 2

1. To make known socially:
2. To produce on the stage:
3. To make a gift of:
bestow, give (away), hand out.
4. To give formally or officially:
5. To bring forward for formal consideration:
Archaic: allege.
6. To put before another for acceptance:
Idioms: come forward with, lay at someone's feet, lay before.
Something bestowed freely:
Chiefly British: handsel.
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الحاليحَاضِرحاضِر، مَوجودصيغَة الزَّمن الحاضِرهَدِيَّة
gavepræsenteretilstedeværendeudgøremøde op
birtastfæra upp, flytja, sÿnagefagjöfkynna
dāvanadāvinātiepazīstināt, stādīt priekšāierastiesizklāstīt
dostaviť saterajší
có mặthiện tạiquàtrao tặng


1 [ˈpreznt]
1. [person] to be present (in place) → estar presente; (at function) → asistir, estar presente
he insisted on being presentse empeñó en estar presente or en asistir
the whole family was presentestaba toda la familia presente
how many others were present?¿cuántos más había?¿cuántos más estuvieron presentes?
nobody else was presentno había nadie másnadie más estuvo presente
is there a doctor present?¿hay un médico (presente)?
ssh! there are ladies present¡sss! hay señoras delante
to be present at [+ function] → asistir a, estar presente en; [+ scene, accident] → presenciar
present company exceptedexceptuando a los presentes
all present and correct (Mil) → todos presentes (hum) → somos todos los que estamos y estamos todos los que somos
those presentlos presentes
2. to be present [thing, substance] → encontrarse
in some areas, fluoride is naturally present in the water supplyen algunas zonas, el flúor se encuentra de forma natural en el agua
to be ever presentestar siempre presente
3. (= current) → actual
how long have you been in your present job?¿cuánto tiempo llevas en tu puesto actual?
in its present formen su forma actual
the present governmentel actual gobierno
from Roman times to the present daydesde los tiempos romanos hasta nuestros días
this tradition has continued to the present dayesta tradición sigue vigente
a solution to the problems of the present dayuna solución a los problemas actuales or de nuestros días
at the present time (= at this instant) → en este momento; (= currently) → actualmente, hoy día
(up) to the present timehasta nuestros días, hasta los tiempos actuales
see also present-day
4. (Gram) → presente
B. N
1. (= present time) the presentel presente
for the presentde momento, por lo pronto
that will be all for the presentde momento or por lo pronto esto es todo
I'll say goodbye for the presentme despido hasta la próxima
up to the presenthasta ahora
to live for the presentvivir el momento
(there's) no time like the presentno dejes para mañana lo que puedas hacer hoy
2. at present (= at this instant) → en este momento; (= currently) → ahora, actualmente
Mr Young isn't here at presentel Sr. Young no está aquí en este momento
I don't want to get married at presentde momento no me quiero casar
as things are at presentcomo están las cosas ahora, como están las cosas actualmente
3. (Gram) → (tiempo m ) presente m
4. (Jur) by these presentspor los aquí presentes
C. CPD the present continuous Nel presente continuo
the present indicative Nel presente de indicativo
present participle Nparticipio m activo, participio m (de) presente
the present perfect Nel pretérito perfecto
the present simple Nel presente simple
the present subjunctive Nel presente de subjuntivo
the present tense Nel (tiempo) presente


2 [ˈpreznt] N (= gift) → regalo m, obsequio m (frm), presente m (frm, liter)
it's for a presentes para (un) regalo
she gave me the book as a presentme regaló el libro
it was a present from Dadera un regalo de papá
to give sb a presenthacer un regalo a algn
to make sb a present of sthregalar algo a algn (fig) → dar algo a algn medio regalado, servir algo a algn en bandeja
see also birthday, Christmas, wedding


3 [prɪˈzent]
1. (= give)
1.1. [+ prize, award] → entregar, hacer entrega de
to present sth to sbentregar algo a algn, hacer entrega de algo a algn
they have presented a petition to Parliamenthan hecho entrega de or han presentado una petición al parlamento
1.2. [+ gift] to present sb with sth; present sth to sbregalar algo a algn, obsequiar a algn con algo (more frm), obsequiar algo a algn (LAm)
2. (= introduce) → presentar
may I present Miss Clark?; allow me to present Miss Clark (frm) → permítame presentarle a or le presento a la Srta. Clark
it gives me great pleasure to presentes para mí un honor or placer presentarles a ...
he presented Jane to his motherpresentó a Jane a su madre
to be presented at court (Brit) (Jur) → ser presentado en la corte
3. (= offer formally)
to present one's apologies (to sb)presentar sus excusas (ante algn)
to present one's compliments (to sb)presentar or ofrecer sus saludos (a algn)
to present one's credentials (to sb) [diplomat] → presentar sus credenciales (ante algn)
4. (= show) [+ documents, tickets] → presentar, mostrar
5. (= put forward, communicate) [+ report, proposal, evidence] → presentar; [+ case, argument] → exponer (Parl) [+ bill] → presentar
figures can be presented in many wayshay muchas maneras de presentar las cifras
the party has to present a more professional imageel partido debe presentar or proyectar una imagen más profesional
she presented her plan to the meetingexpuso su proyecto a la reunión
6. (= pose) [+ challenge] → representar; [+ opportunity] → presentar, ofrecer; [+ sight] → ofrecer
if you are old, getting fit can present a challengesi es usted mayor, ponerse en forma puede representar un reto
the bay presents a magnificent sightla bahía ofrece una vista maravillosa
the boy presents a problemel chico nos plantea un problema
the patrol presented an easy targetla patrulla era un blanco fácil
7. (= provide, confront) to present sb with sth: the author presents us with a vivid chronicle of contemporary Americael autor nos brinda or ofrece una vívida crónica de la América contemporánea
she bought a new car and presented me with the billse compró un coche nuevo y me pasó la factura
to present sb with a daughter/son (frm, hum) → ofrecer a algn una hija/un hijo
8. (= represent, portray) → presentar
the report presents her in a favourable lightel informe presenta una imagen favorable de ella
9. (Comm) (= tender, submit) [+ bill] → presentar, pasar; [+ cheque] → presentar
the cheque was presented for payment on 24thel cheque se presentó para el cobro el día 24
10. (Rad, TV) [+ programme] → presentar (Theat) [+ play] → presentar, ofrecer el montaje de (Art) [+ exhibition] → exponer, presentar
presenting Garbo as Mimicon Garbo en el papel de Mimi
11. (Mil) to present armspresentar las armas
present arms!¡presenten armas!
12. to present o.s [person] → presentarse
how you present yourself is extremely importantla manera de presentarse es muy importante
to present o.s. as sth he presents himself as a moderate, but he's notse define a sí mismo como un moderado, pero no lo es
she's thinking of presenting herself as a candidateestá pensando en presentarse como candidata
to present o.s. for examinationpresentarse a (un) examen
to present o.s. for (an) interviewpresentarse a una entrevista
13. to present itself [opportunity, problem] → surgir, presentarse
a problem has presented itselfha surgido or se ha presentado un problema
B. VI (Med) to present with sth [patient] → presentarse con algo
to present with or as sth [condition] → presentarse en forma de algo
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(= current) → actuel(le)
the present situation → la situation actuelle
in the present day → aujourd'hui
to the present day → jusqu'à aujourd'hui
of the present day → d'aujourd'hui
for the present day → pour aujourd'hui
(= in attendance) → présent(e)
The whole family was present → Toute la famille était présente.
There was a photographer present → Un photographe était présent.
to be present at → être présent à
Nearly 85% of men are present at the birth of their children → Presque 85% des hommes sont présents à la naissance de leur enfant.
He wasn't present at the meeting → Il n'était pas présent à la réunion.
those present → les présents
(= in existence) → présent(e)
to be present in sth → être présent dans qch
this form of vitamin D is naturally present in breast milk → cette forme de vitamine D est naturellement présente dans le lait maternel
(= gift) → cadeau m
I'm going to buy a present for my nephew → Je vais acheter un cadeau pour mon neveu.
to give sb a present → offrir un cadeau à qn
(= present time) → présent m
to live in the present → vivre dans le présent
at present → en ce moment
up to the present → jusqu'à présent
for the present → pour l'instant
there's no time like the present! → pourquoi attendre?
(also present tense) → présent m
[prɪˈzɛnt] vt
(= give formally) [+ prizes, awards] → présenter
to present sb with sth [+ award, medal] → présenter qch à qn; [+ gift] → offrir qch à qn; [+ fact]
We were presented with a fait accompli → Nous nous trouvions en face d'un fait accompli.
to present sth to sb [+ prize, award] → présenter qch à qn
(= submit) [+ document, plan, proposal] → présenter
You will have to present your findings to the board → Vous devrez présenter vos résultats au conseil.
(= set out) [+ essay, information] → présenter
Information can be presented in many ways → L'information peut être présentée de nombreuses manières.
(= pose) [+ difficulty, problem, threat, challenge] → présenter
(= provide) [+ opportunity] → offrir
to present itself → se présenter
if the opportunity presents itself → si l'occasion se présente
(= put across) [+ person, event, image] → présenter
Her lawyer wanted to present her in the most favourable light → Son avocat voulait la présenter sous le jour le plus favorable.
to present sth as sth → présenter qch comme qch
The government has presented these changes as major reforms → Le gouvernement a présenté ces changements comme des réformes majeures.
to present o.s. as sth → se présenter comme qch
(= introduce) [+ person] → présenter
to present sb to sb → présenter qn à qn
(mainly British) (= host) [+ TV programme, radio programme] → présenter
(= put on) [+ show, play, new production] → présenter
to present o.s. (in court, for interview, at police station)se présenter
(MILITARY) to present arms → présenter les armes
Present arms! → Présentez armes!
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(= in attendance)anwesend; to be presentanwesend sein; he was ever present in her thoughtser war in ihren Gedanken immer gegenwärtig; to be present at somethingbei etw (anwesend) sein; present company exceptedAnwesende ausgenommen; all those presentalle Anwesenden; all present and correctalle anwesend
(= existing in sth)vorhanden; gases present in the atmospherein der Atmosphäre vorhandene Gase; carbon is present in organic matterKohlenstoff ist in organischen Stoffen enthalten; a quality present in all great meneine Eigenschaft, die man bei allen großen Männern findet
at the present timegegenwärtig, derzeitig, augenblicklich; year, season etclaufend; centurygegenwärtig, jetzig; (= at the present moment or time)zum gegenwärtigen or jetzigen Zeitpunkt; the present day (= nowadays)heutzutage; of the present dayheutig, modern; till or to or until the present daybis zum heutigen Tag, bis auf den heutigen Tag; in the present circumstancesunter den gegenwärtigen or gegebenen Umständen; in the present caseim vorliegenden Fall; the present writer (form)der Autor des hier vorliegenden Werkes
(Gram) in the present tensein der Gegenwart, im Präsens; present participlePartizip ntPräsens, Mittelwort ntder Gegenwart; present perfect (tense)zweite Vergangenheit, Perfekt nt
Gegenwart f; at presentzur Zeit, im Moment or Augenblick, derzeit; up to the presentbislang, bis jetzt; there’s no time like the present (prov) → was du heute kannst besorgen, das verschiebe nicht auf morgen (Prov); to live for the presentganz in der Gegenwart or im Hier und Heute leben; that will be all for the presentdas ist vorläufig or einstweilen alles
(Gram) → Gegenwart f, → Präsens nt; present continuous/simpleerweitertes/einfaches Präsens, aktuelles/generelles Präsens


n (= gift)Geschenk nt; to make somebody a present of somethingjdm etw schenken (also fig), → jdm etw zum Geschenk machen (form); I got it or was given it as a presentdas habe ich geschenkt bekommen
(= hand over formally) medal, prize etcübergeben, überreichen; (= give as a gift) art collection, book etcschenken, zum Geschenk machen (form); to present somebody with something, to present something to somebodyjdm etw übergeben or überreichen; (as a gift) → jdm etw schenken; they presented us with a hefty billsie präsentierten or überreichten uns (dat)eine gesalzene Rechnung; she presented him with a sonsie schenkte ihm einen Sohn
(= put forward)vorlegen; cheque (for payment) → präsentieren; proofvorlegen, erbringen (of sth für etw); proposalvorlegen, unterbreiten; she asked me to present her apologies/compliments (form)sie bat mich, ihre Entschuldigung/Komplimente weiterzuleiten; please present my apologies to your mother (form)bitte entschuldigen Sie mich bei Ihrer Mutter; his report presents the matter in another lightsein Bericht zeigt die Angelegenheit in anderem Licht or stellt die Angelegenheit in anderem Licht dar
(= offer, provide) target, view, opportunitybieten; to present a brave face to the worldsich (dat)nichts anmerken lassen; his action presented us with a problemseine Tat stellte uns vor ein Problem; he presented the appearance of normalitynach außen hin wirkte er ganz normal
(Rad, TV) → präsentieren; (Theat) → zeigen, aufführen; (commentator) → moderieren; presenting, in the blue corner …in der blauen Ecke des Rings
(= introduce)vorstellen; to present Mr X to Miss YHerrn X Fräulein Y (dat)vorstellen; may I present Mr X? (form)erlauben Sie mir, Herrn X vorzustellen (form); to be presented at Courtbei Hof eingeführt werden
(= point) gun etcrichten, zielen (→ at auf +acc); present arms! (Mil) → präsentiert das Gewehr!
vr (opportunity, problem etc) → sich ergeben; how you present yourself is very importantes ist sehr wichtig, wie man sich präsentiert; to present oneself as a candidatesich aufstellen lassen; to present oneself for an examsich zu einer Prüfung anmelden; he was asked to present himself for interviewer wurde gebeten, zu einem Vorstellungsgespräch zu erscheinen; to present oneself at an ideal momentim idealen Augenblick erscheinen
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[adj, n ˈprɛznt; vb prɪˈzɛnt]
1. adj
a. (in attendance) → presente
to be present at (gen) → essere presente a (officially) → presenziare a
those present → i presenti
b. (of the moment) → attuale
in the present circumstances → date le circostanze attuali
at the present moment → al momento attuale
its present value → il suo valore attuale
c. (Gram) → presente
2. n
a. (present time) → presente m (Gram) → (tempo) presente m
at present → al momento
for the present → per il momento, per adesso, per ora
up to the present → fino a questo momento, finora
b. (gift) → regalo
I got this watch as a present → questo orologio mi è stato regalato
to make sb a present of sth → regalare qc a qn
3. vt
a. (hand over, gen) → presentare; (prize, certificate) → consegnare; (give as gift) → offrire (in omaggio); (proof, evidence) → fornire (Law) (case) → esporre
to present sb with sth, present sth to sb → fare dono di qc a qn (prize) → consegnare qc a qn
to present arms (Mil) → presentare le armi
to present o.s. for an interview → presentarsi per un colloquio
b. (offer, difficulty, problem, opportunity) → presentare; (features) → offrire
c. (put on, play, concert, film) → dare (TV, Radio) (act as presenter of) → presentare
to present the news (TV, Radio) → leggere le notizie
presenting Jack Nicholson as ... → con Jack Nicholson nella parte di...
d. (frm) (introduce) to present sb to sbpresentare qn a qn
may I present Miss Clark? → permette che le presenti la signorina Clark?
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(ˈpreznt) adjective
1. being here, or at the place, occasion etc mentioned. My father was present on that occasion; Who else was present at the wedding?; Now that the whole class is present, we can begin the lesson.
2. existing now. the present moment; the present prime minister.
3. (of the tense of a verb) indicating action now. In the sentence `She wants a chocolate', the verb is in the present tense.
ˈpresently adverb
1. soon. He will be here presently.
2. (especially American) at the present time. The manager is presently on holiday.
the present
the time now. Forget the past – think more of the present and the future!
at present
at the present time. He's away from home at present.
for the present
as far as the present time is concerned. You've done enough work for the present.


(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.


(ˈpreznt) noun
a gift. a wedding present; birthday presents.
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حَاضِر, هَدِيَّة, يَقْدُم dárek, předat, přítomný, současnost gave, nutiden, præsentere, tilstedeværende anwesend, Gegenwart, Geschenk, überreichen δώρο, παρόν, παρουσιάζω, παρών presentar, presente, regalo esitellä, lahja, läsnäoleva, nykyhetki cadeau, présent, présenter dar, predstaviti, prisutan, sadašnjost presentare, presente, regalo プレゼント, 居る, 現在, 紹介する 선물, 제출하다, 참석한, 현재 aanwezig, cadeau, heden, presenteren introdusere, nåtid, presang, til stede obecny, prezent, przedstawić, teraźniejszość apresentar, presente дарить, подарок, присутствующий, текущий момент närvarande, nutid, present, presentera ให้, ของขวัญ, ปรากฏตัว, ปัจจุบัน armağan, şu an, tanıştırmak, var có mặt, hiện tại, quà, trao tặng 授予, 现在, 现在的, 礼物
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n. [gift] regalo, obsequio;
gr. tiempo presente;
at ___actualmente;
adv. ahora, actualmente;
to be ___asistir, estar presente.
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Of things themselves some are predicable of a subject, and are never present in a subject.
The response of an organism to a given stimulus is very often dependent upon the past history of the organism, and not merely upon the stimulus and the HITHERTO DISCOVERABLE present state of the organism.
The now temperate regions of the United States would likewise be covered by arctic plants and animals, and these would be nearly the same with those of Europe; for the present circumpolar inhabitants, which we suppose to have everywhere travelled southward, are remarkably uniform round the world.
The jolliest person present, as well as the most important, was of course old Santa Claus; so he was given the seat of honor at one end of the table while at the other end sat Princess Ozma, the hostess.
Such a study of Literature as that for which the present book is designed includes two purposes, contributing to a common end.
Having already described him in most of his present habitatory and anatomical peculiarities, it now remains to magnify him in an archaeological, fossiliferous, and antediluvian point of view.
Having carefully considered the subject of the above discourses, and wondering within myself whether the present times were propitious to a new prince, and whether there were elements that would give an opportunity to a wise and virtuous one to introduce a new order of things which would do honour to him and good to the people of this country, it appears to me that so many things concur to favour a new prince that I never knew a time more fit than the present.
"Why, the new Government Bakery was opened only last week, and I gave orders to sell the bread at cost-price during the present scarcity!
Once or twice indeed, since James's engagement had taught her what could be done, she had got so far as to indulge in a secret "perhaps," but in general the felicity of being with him for the present bounded her views: the present was now comprised in another three weeks, and her happiness being certain for that period, the rest of her life was at such a distance as to excite but little interest.
This doctrine, I am afraid, is at present carried much too far: for why should writing differ so much from all other arts?
Tomorrow would be Christmas Day, and she had only $1.87 with which to buy Jim a present. She had been saving every penny she could for months, with this result.
Immediately we were teazed by those who brought us the mules, and demanded to be paid the hire of them; and had advice given us at the same time that we should get a present ready for the King.