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- repræsent (archaic)
- (transitive) To present again or anew; to present by means of something standing in the place of; to exhibit the counterpart or image of; to typify.
- (transitive) To portray visually; to delineate
a picture can be represented in a landscape.
The sculptor represented a horse in bronze.
- (transitive) To portray by mimicry or acting; to act the part or character of
It has always been his dream to represent Hamlet on Broadway.
- (transitive) To stand or act in the place of; to perform the duties, exercise the rights, or otherwise act on behalf of
He sent his agent to represent himself at the meeting.
As he was too ill to accept the award, his brother represented him at the ceremony.
An attorney's job is to represent his client in court
- (politics, transitive) To act as a representative of (a country, state, district etc.)
They chose a a member of Congress to represent their district.
- (transitive) To portray to another using language; to show; to give one's own impressions and judgement of
He represented that he was investigating for the police department.
- (transitive) To give an account of; to describe.
- (transitive) To serve as a sign or symbol of
The @ symbol represents the online world.
A dove is often used to represent peace.
- (transitive) To bring a certain sensation of into the mind; to cause to be known, felt, or apprehended; to present.
- (transitive) To form or image again in consciousness, as an object of cognition or apprehension (something presentative, which was originally apprehended by direct presentation).
- (transitive) To constitute, to make up, to be a example of.
- (sports, transitive) To participate as a team member
- (intransitive) (African American Vernacular) To constitute a good example or symbol of a group of people; to acquit oneself well.
to present again or anew
to portray by pictorial or plastic art
to portray by mimicry or action of any kind
to stand in the place of
to serve as a sign or symbol of
to form or image again in consciousness, as an object of cognition or apprehension
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Translations to be checked
- represent in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- represent in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911