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represent - 14 dictionary results
- 1. 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"
- 2. create an image or likeness of; " The painter represented his wife as a young girl"
- 3. perform ( a play), especially on a stage; " we are going to stage ` Othello'"
- 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. 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.
- 6. To portray by pictoral or plastic art; to delineate; as, to represent a landscape in a picture, a horse in bronze, and the like.
- 7. To portray by mimicry or action of any kind; to act the part or character of; to personate; as, to represent Hamlet.
- 8. To stand in the place of; to supply the place, perform the duties, exercise the rights, or receive the share, of; to speak and act with authority in behalf of; to act the part of ( another); as, an heir represents his ancestor; an attorney represents his client in court; a member of Congress represents his district in Congress.
- 9. To exhibit to another mind in language; to show; to give one's own impressions and judgement of; to bring before the mind; to set forth; sometimes, to give an account of; to describe.
- 10. To serve as a sign or symbol of; as, mathematical symbols represent quantities or relations; words represent ideas or things.
- 11. To bring a sensation of into the mind or sensorium; to cause to be known, felt, or apprehended; to present.
- 12. To form or image again in consciousness, as an object of cognition or apprehension ( something which was originally apprehended by direct presentation). See Presentative, 3.
- 13. To make clear to the mind; as, that story represents a great truth; to make or show a likeness of; as, the picture represents a moonlit sea; to make a statement about in order to influence opinion or to give a desired effect; as, he represented himself to be in want; act or speak in place of; as, he represents his father in the business; act the part of; as, he represented a clown in the play.
- 14. To exhibit the image of; stand for; act the part of; stand in the place of; bring before the mind; describe.
represent - examples of usage
- " I have said that I do not represent any one here," the Bishop went on. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
- He, too, has sent his wife to represent him. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
- They represent her as a fat common- place looking person, a little vulgar perhaps. - "Afoot in England", W.H. Hudson.