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    represent - Dictionary definition and meaning for word represent

    Definition
    (verb) take the place of or be parallel or equivalent to
    Synonyms : correspond , stand for
    Example Sentence
    • Because of the sound changes in the course of history, an 'h' in Greek stands for an 's' in Latin
    Definition
    (verb) express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol
    Synonyms : stand for , symbolise , symbolize , typify
    Example Sentence
    • What does the Statue of Liberty symbolize?
    Definition
    (verb) be representative or typical for
    Example Sentence
    • This period is represented by Beethoven
    Definition
    (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
    Example Sentence
    • I represent the silent majority
    Definition
    (verb) serve as a means of expressing something
    Example Sentence
    • The flower represents a young girl
    Definition
    (verb) be characteristic of
    Synonyms : exemplify
    Example Sentence
    • This compositional style is exemplified by this fugue
    Definition
    (verb) form or compose
    Synonyms : be , comprise , constitute , make up
    Example Sentence
    • This money is my only income
    • The stone wall was the backdrop for the performance
    • These constitute my entire belonging
    • The children made up the chorus
    • This sum represents my entire income for a year
    • These few men comprise his entire army
    Definition
    (verb) be the defense counsel for someone in a trial
    Synonyms : defend
    Example Sentence
    • Ms. Smith will represent the defendant
    Definition
    (verb) create an image or likeness of
    Synonyms : interpret
    Example Sentence
    • The painter represented his wife as a young girl
    Definition
    (verb) play a role or part
    Synonyms : act , play
    Example Sentence
    • Gielgud played Hamlet
    • She wants to act Lady Macbeth, but she is too young for the role
    • She played the servant to her husband's master
    Definition
    (verb) perform (a play), especially on a stage
    Synonyms : present , stage
    Example Sentence
    • we are going to stage `Othello'
    Definition
    (verb) describe or present, usually with respect to a particular quality
    Example Sentence
    • He represented this book as an example of the Russian 19th century novel
    Definition
    (verb) point out or draw attention to in protest or remonstrance
    Example Sentence
    • our parents represented to us the need for more caution
    Definition
    (verb) bring forward and present to the mind
    Synonyms : lay out , present
    Example Sentence
    • We presented the arguments to him
    • We cannot represent this knowledge to our formal reason
    Definition
    (verb) to establish a mapping (of mathematical elements or sets)
    Synonyms : map
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