Definition of REPRESENT


Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 3. (

    ) be representative or typical for; "This period is represented by Beethoven" ;

  • 4. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 5. (

    ) serve as a means of expressing something; "The flower represents a young girl" ;

  • 7. (

    ) form or compose; "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" ;

  • 8. (

    ) be the defense counsel for someone in a trial; "Ms. Smith will represent the defendant" ;

  • 10. (

    ) play a role or part; "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" ;

  • 12. (

    ) describe or present, usually with respect to a particular quality; "He represented this book as an example of the Russian 19th century novel" ;

  • 13. (

    ) point out or draw attention to in protest or remonstrance; "our parents represented to us the need for more caution" ;

  • 14. (

    ) bring forward and present to the mind; "We presented the arguments to him"; "We cannot represent this knowledge to our formal reason" ;

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