Represent



verb (used with object)
1.
to serve to express, designate, stand for, or denote, as a word, symbol, or the like does; symbolize:
In this painting the cat represents evil and the bird, good.
2.
to express or designate by some term, character, symbol, or the like:
to represent musical sounds by notes.
3.
to stand or act in the place of, as a substitute, proxy, or agent does:
He represents the company in Boston.
4.
to speak and act for by delegated authority:
to represent one’s government in a foreign country.
5.
to act for or in behalf of (a constituency, state, etc.) by deputed right in exercising a voice in legislation or government:
He represents Chicago’s third Congressional district.
6.
to portray or depict; present the likeness of, as a picture does:
The painting represents him as a man 22 years old.
7.
to present or picture to the mind.
8.
to present in words; set forth; describe; state.
9.
to set forth or describe as having a particular character (usually followed by as, to be, etc.):
The article represented the dictator as a benevolent despot.
10.
to set forth clearly or earnestly with a view to influencing opinion or action or making protest.
11.
to present, produce, or perform, as on a stage.
12.
to impersonate, as in acting.
13.
to serve as an example or specimen of; exemplify:
a genus represented by two species.
14.
to be the equivalent of; correspond to:
The llama of the New World represents the camel of the Old World.
verb (used without object)
15.
to protest; make representations against.
16.
Slang. to use or display a secret handshake, sign, gesture, etc., for purposes of identification:
The gang members always represent when they see one another.
verb (used with object)
1.
to present again or anew.
verb (transitive)
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.
to act out the part of on stage; portray
11.
to perform or produce (a play); stage
verb
1.
(transitive) to present again

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