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represent

verb

1 represent

Take the place of or be parallel or equivalent to.

synonyms: correspond, stand for.

Roget 525: make manifest, render manifest etc. adj.; bring forth, bring forward, bring to the front, bring into view; give notice; express; represent, set forth, exhibit; show, ... show more

Roget 527: tell; inform, inform of; acquaint, acquaint with; impart, impart to; make acquaintance with, apprise, advise, enlighten, awaken; transmit.    ... show more

Roget 755: commission, delegate, depute; consign, assign; charge; intrust, entrust; commit, commit to the hands of; authorize etc. (permit) 760.    ... show more

Roget 759: be deputy etc. n.; stand for, appear for, hold a brief for, answer for; represent; stand in the shoes of, walk in the shoes of; stand in the stead of.    ablegate, accredit.    ... show more

Dutch: vertegenwoordigen



2 represent

Express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol.

synonyms: stand for, symbolise, symbolize, typify.

Roget 550: indicate; be the sign etc. n.. of; denote, betoken; argue, testify etc. (evidence) 467; bear the impress etc. ... show more

Dutch: typeren, voorstellen, staan, symboliseren, verzinnebeelden

3 represent

Be representative or typical for.

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.

Dutch: representeren, vertegenwoordigen

5 represent

Serve as a means of expressing something.

Dutch: representeren, voorstellen

6 represent

Be characteristic of.

synonym: exemplify.

7 represent

Form or compose:
— This sum represents my entire income for a year.

synonyms: be, comprise, constitute, make up.

8 represent

Be the defense counsel for someone in a trial:
— Ms. Smith will represent the defendant.

synonym: defend.

9 represent

Create an image or likeness of:
— The painter represented his wife as a young girl.

synonym: interpret.

Dutch: afbeelden, konterfeiten

10 represent

Play a role or part.

synonyms: act, play.

Roget 19: imitate, copy, mirror, reflect, reproduce, repeat; do like, echo, reecho, catch; transcribe; match, parallel.    ... show more

Roget 554: represent, delineate; depict, depicture; portray; take a likeness, catch a likeness etc. n.; hit off, photograph, daguerreotype; snapshot; ... show more

Dutch: acteren, spelen, toneelspelen

11 represent

Perform (a play), especially on a stage.

synonyms: present, stage.

Dutch: opvoeren

12 represent

Describe or present, usually with respect to a particular quality.

13 represent

Point out or draw attention to in protest or remonstrance.

14 represent

Bring forward and present to the mind:
— We cannot represent this knowledge to our formal reason.

synonyms: lay out, present.

15 represent

To establish a mapping (of mathematical elements or sets).

synonym: map.


adjective

Roget 554: represent, representing etc. v., representative; illustrative [Slang]; represented etc. v.; imitative, figurative; iconic.    like ... show more

Moby thesaurus: act a part, act between, act for, act out, affect, answer for, appear for, arbitrate, assert, back up, bargain, betoken, body forth, brandish, breathe, bring forth, bring forward, bring into view, bring out, bring to life ... show more.

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