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present - Dictionary definition and meaning for word present

Definition
(noun) the period of time that is happening now; any continuous stretch of time including the moment of speech
Synonyms : nowadays
Example Sentence
  • that is enough for the present
  • he lives in the present with no thought of tomorrow

Definition
(noun) something presented as a gift
Example Sentence
  • his tie was a present from his wife

Definition
(noun) a verb tense that expresses actions or states at the time of speaking
Synonyms : present tense

Definition
(verb) give an exhibition of to an interested audience
Synonyms : demo , demonstrate , exhibit , show
Example Sentence
  • She shows her dogs frequently
  • We will demo the new software in Washington

Definition
(verb) bring forward and present to the mind
Synonyms : lay out , represent
Example Sentence
  • We presented the arguments to him
  • We cannot represent this knowledge to our formal reason

Definition
(verb) perform (a play), especially on a stage
Synonyms : represent , stage
Example Sentence
  • we are going to stage `Othello'

Definition
(verb) hand over formally
Synonyms : submit

Definition
(verb) introduce
Synonyms : pose
Example Sentence
  • This poses an interesting question

Definition
(verb) give, especially as an honor or reward
Synonyms : award
Example Sentence
  • bestow honors and prizes at graduation

Definition
(verb) give as a present; make a gift of
Synonyms : gift , give
Example Sentence
  • What will you give her for her birthday?

Definition
(verb) deliver (a speech, oration, or idea)
Synonyms : deliver
Example Sentence
  • The commencement speaker presented a forceful speech that impressed the students

Definition
(verb) cause to come to know personally
Synonyms : acquaint , introduce
Example Sentence
  • permit me to acquaint you with my son
  • introduce the new neighbors to the community

Definition
(verb) represent abstractly, for example in a painting, drawing, or sculpture
Synonyms : portray
Example Sentence
  • The father is portrayed as a good-looking man in this painting

Definition
(verb) present somebody with something, usually to accuse or criticize
Synonyms : confront , face
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(verb) formally present a debutante, a representative of a country, etc.
Definition
(verb) recognize with a gesture prescribed by a military regulation; assume a prescribed position
Synonyms : salute
Example Sentence
  • When the officers show up, the soldiers have to salute

Definition
(adj) temporal sense; intermediate between past and future; now existing or happening or in consideration
Example Sentence
  • the present leader
  • articles for present use
  • the present topic
  • the present system
  • present observations

Definition
(adj) being or existing in a specified place
Example Sentence
  • the murderer is present in this room
  • present at the wedding
  • present at the creation

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