Take the place of or be parallel or equivalent to.
Express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol.
Dutch: typeren, voorstellen, staan, symboliseren, verzinnebeelden
Be representative or typical for.
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
Serve as a means of expressing something.
Dutch: representeren, voorstellen
Be characteristic of.
Form or compose:
— This sum represents my entire income for a year.
Be the defense counsel for someone in a trial:
— Ms. Smith will represent the defendant.
Create an image or likeness of:
— The painter represented his wife as a young girl.
Dutch: afbeelden, konterfeiten
Play a role or part.
Dutch: acteren, spelen, toneelspelen
Describe or present, usually with respect to a particular quality.
Point out or draw attention to in protest or remonstrance.
Bring forward and present to the mind:
— We cannot represent this knowledge to our formal reason.
To establish a mapping (of mathematical elements or sets).
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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