Synonym: characterize, demonstrate, depict, describe, disclose, display, exhibit, express, illustrate, manifest, portray, present, reveal, show, stand for, symbolize. Similar words: representative, representation, for the present, at present, omnipresent, presentation, entrepreneur, depressed. Meaning: [‚reprɪ'zent] v. 1. take the place of or be parallel or equivalent to 2. express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol 3. be representative or typical for 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 5. serve as a means of expressing something 6. be characteristic of 7. form or compose 8. be the defense counsel for someone in a trial 9. create an image or likeness of 10. play a role or part 11. perform (a play), especially on a stage 12. describe or present, usually with respect to a particular quality 13. point out or draw attention to in protest or remonstrance 14. bring forward and present to the mind 15. to establish a mapping (of mathematical elements or sets).
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1 I can only represent it to you by metaphors.
2 Women now represent almost 50% of the workforce.
3 These proposals represent a realistic starting point for negotiation.
4 A lawyer was appointed to represent the child.
5 These proposals represent a dramatic shift in policy.
6 He uses the metaphor of fire to represent hatred.
7 They purport to represent the wishes of the majority of parents at the school.
8 The legend of king arthur represent the apotheosis of chivalry.
9 Mr Kobayashi was chosen to represent the company at the conference.
10 They chose a famous barrister to represent them in court.
11 They have delegated him to represent their city at the convention.
12 The general secretary may represent the president at official ceremonies.
13 These bomb attacks represent a change of tactics by the terrorists.
14 Growing levels of pollution represent a serious health hazard to the local population.
15 These people represent a broad/wide swathe of public opinion.
16 These figures represent a return of 8.5% per annum.
17 The figures represent a general decline in employment.
18 What does x represent in this equation?
19 Why do you represent the matter in this way?
20 She purports to represent the whole group.
21 These results represent a major breakthrough in Aids research.
22 We believe you represent everything British racing needs.
23 I was elected to represent the people of Bristol.
24 I am not what you represent me to be.
25 We selected her to represent us.
26 He has forfeited the right to represent the people.
27 I nominate John to represent us at the meeting.
28 The carvings represent a hunting scene.
29 Not all patterns and marks seen on aerial photographs represent archaeological sites.
30 The idea that TV shows like "Dallas" or "Dynasty" represent typical American life is laughable.
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