esittää

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Finnish[edit]

(index es)

Etymology[edit]

From the stem esi-.

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esittää

  1. (transitive) To express, offer, set/put forth, state.
  2. (transitive) To show (explaining).
  3. (transitive) To present, produce (on a stage), stage, show.
  4. (transitive) To submit, suggest, propose; to move, make a motion; to nominate, put forward; to refer.
  5. (transitive) To perform, do.
    esittävät taiteet
    performing arts
  6. (transitive) To pose as, play (the part of), pretend to be, impersonate, purport oneself to be.
    Hän esittää kansainvälistä liikemiestä.
    He purports himself to be an international man of affairs.
    Esitä, ettet ole kotona.
    Pretend you're not home.
  7. (transitive) To portray, represent, render.
    Maalaus esittää presidenttiä.
    The painting portrays the President.
  8. (transitive) To produce (to make available to a person, an authority, etc.).
    Matkustajien täytyy esittää passinsa rajalla.
    The travellers must produce their passport at the border.

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