Definition of Represent

1. Verb. 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"

Exact synonyms: Correspond, Stand For
Generic synonyms: Be, Equal
Derivative terms: Correspondent, Representation



2. Verb. Express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol. "What does the Statue of Liberty symbolize?"

3. Verb. Be representative or typical for. "This period is represented by Beethoven"
Specialized synonyms: Instantiate, Speak For
Generic synonyms: Be
Derivative terms: Representative

4. Verb. 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"
Generic synonyms: Serve
Derivative terms: Representation, Representation, Representation, Representative

5. Verb. Serve as a means of expressing something. "The flower represents a young girl"
Specialized synonyms: Belie, Misrepresent, Dramatise, Dramatize, Portray, Embody
Generic synonyms: Express, Give Tongue To, Utter, Verbalise, Verbalize
Derivative terms: Representative

6. Verb. Be characteristic of. "This compositional style is exemplified by this fugue"
Exact synonyms: Exemplify
Generic synonyms: Be, Embody, Personify
Derivative terms: Example, Example, Exemplification

7. Verb. Form or compose. "These few men comprise his entire army"

8. Verb. Be the defense counsel for someone in a trial. "They want to Represent the prisoners "; "Ms. Smith will represent the defendant"
Exact synonyms: Defend
Derivative terms: Defence, Defendant, Representation
Antonyms: Prosecute

9. Verb. Create an image or likeness of. "The painter represented his wife as a young girl"

10. Verb. Play a role or part. "She played the servant to her husband's master"
Exact synonyms: Act, Play
Category relationships: Performing Arts
Related verbs: Act, Act As, Play, Act, Play, Playact, Roleplay, Play
Specialized synonyms: Make, Make Believe, Pretend, Support, Act Out, Enact, Reenact, Act Out, Impersonate, Portray, Parody, Emote
Generic synonyms: Re-create
Derivative terms: Act, Actable, Acting, Actor, Play, Play, Player, Playing, Representation

11. Verb. Perform (a play), especially on a stage. "Did he Represent his major works over a short period of time?"; "We are going to stage `Othello'"
Exact synonyms: Present, Stage
Category relationships: Performing Arts
Generic synonyms: Re-create
Specialized synonyms: Localise, Localize, Place, Set
Derivative terms: Presentment, Representation, Stage, Stage, Stager, Staging

12. Verb. Describe or present, usually with respect to a particular quality. "He represented this book as an example of the Russian 19th century novel"
Generic synonyms: Depict, Describe, Draw
Specialized synonyms: Symbolise, Symbolize, Actualise, Actualize

13. Verb. Point out or draw attention to in protest or remonstrance. "Our parents represented to us the need for more caution"
Generic synonyms: Point Out, Remonstrate
Derivative terms: Representation

14. Verb. Bring forward and present to the mind. "We cannot represent this knowledge to our formal reason"
Exact synonyms: Lay Out, Present
Specialized synonyms: Argue, Reason, Argue, Indicate, Spin
Generic synonyms: Say, State, Tell
Derivative terms: Presentation, Representation

15. Verb. To establish a mapping (of mathematical elements or sets).
Exact synonyms: Map
Generic synonyms: Commute, Permute, Transpose
Derivative terms: Map, Mapping

Definition of Represent

1. v. t. To present again; as, to re-present the points of an argument.

2. v. t. To present again or anew; to present by means of something standing in the place of; to exhibit the counterpart or image of; to typify.

Definition of Represent

1. Verb. To present again or anew; to present by means of something standing in the place of; to exhibit the counterpart or image of; to typify. ¹

2. Verb. To portray by pictorial or plastic art; to delineate; as, to represent a landscape in a picture, a horse in bronze, and the like. ¹

3. Verb. To portray by mimicry or action of any kind; to act the part or character of; to personate; as, to represent Hamlet. ¹

4. Verb. To stand in the place of; to supply the place, perform the duties, exercise the rights, or receive the share, of; to speak and act with authority in behalf of; to act the part of (another); as, an heir represents his ancestor; an attorney represents his client in court; a member of Congress represents his district in Congress. ¹

5. Verb. To exhibit to another mind in language; to show; to give one's own impressions and judgement of; to bring before the mind; to set forth; sometimes, to give an account of; to describe. ¹

6. Verb. To serve as a sign or symbol of; as, mathematical symbols represent quantities or relations; words represent ideas or things. ¹

7. Verb. To bring a sensation of into the mind or sensorium; to cause to be known, felt, or apprehended; to present. ¹

8. Verb. To form or image again in consciousness, as an object of cognition or apprehension (something presentative, which was originally apprehended by direct presentation). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Represent

1. present [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: present

Medical Definition of Represent

1. 1. To present again or anew; to present by means of something standing in the place of; to exhibit the counterpart or image of; to typify. "Before him burn Seven lamps, as in a zodiac representing The heavenly fires." (Milton) 2. To portray by pictoral or plastic art; to delineate; as, to represent a landscape in a picture, a horse in bronze, and the like. 3. To portray by mimicry or action of any kind; to act the part or character of; to personate; as, to represent Hamlet. 4. To stand in the place of; to supply the place, perform the duties, exercise the rights, or receive the share, of; to speak and act with authority in behalf of; to act the part of (another); as, an heir represents his ancestor; an attorney represents his client in court; a member of Congress represents his district in Congress. 5. To exhibit to another mind in language; to show; to give one's own impressions and judgement of; to bring before the mind; to set forth; sometimes, to give an account of; to describe. "He represented Rizzio's credit with the queen to be the chief and only obstacle to his success in that demand." (Robertson) "This bank is thought the greatest load on the Genoese, and the managers of it have been represented as a second kind of senate." (Addison) 6. To serve as a sign or symbol of; as, mathematical symbols represent quantities or relations; words represent ideas or things. 7. To bring a sensation of into the mind or sensorium; to cause to be known, felt, or apprehended; to present. "Among these. Fancy next Her office holds; of all external things Which he five watchful senses represent, She forms imaginations, aery shapes." (Milton) 8. To form or image again in consciousness, as an object of cognition or apprehension (something which was originally apprehended by direct presentation). See Presentative,3. "The general capability of knowledge necessarily requires that, besides the power of evoking out of unconsciousness one portion of our retained knowledge in preference to another, we posses the faculty of representing in consciousness what is thus evoked . . . This representative Faculty is Imagination or Phantasy." (Sir. W. Hamilton) Origin: F. Reprsenter, L. Repraesentare, repraesentatum; pref. Re- re- + preesentare to place before, present. See Present. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Represent

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Literary usage of Represent

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Elementary Algebra by Herbert Ellsworth Slaught, Nels Johann Lennes (1915)
"In algebra letters, as well as numerals, aro used to represent numbers. To illustrate this : If a blackboard is feet long and 3 feet wide, its area is x 3 ..."

2. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1900)
"He was elected as a recruiter to represent the borough of Cardigan in the Long parliament on 24 Aug. 1646. He is said to have served in the parliamentary ..."

3. The Holy Roman Empire by James Bryce Bryce (1904)
"Claims to represent the Roman Empire. Austria. France. ... Even in our time various pretensions have been put forward to represent the Empire of Rome, ..."

4. Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life by George Eliot (1873)
"Do you intend Tamburlaine to represent earthquakes and volcanoes ?" As for Dorothea, nothing could have pleased her more, unless it had been a miraculous ..."

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