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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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