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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Re-present \Re`-pre*sent"\ (r?`pr?-z?nt"), v. t.
To present again; as, to re-present the points of an
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Represent \Rep`re*sent"\ (r?p`r?-z?nt"), v. t. [F.
repr['e]senter, L. repraesentare, repraesentatum; pref. re-
re- + preesentare to place before, present. See Present, v.
1. 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.
Before him burn
Seven lamps, as in a zodiac representing
The heavenly fires. --Milton.
2. To portray by pictoral or plastic art; to delineate; as,
to represent a landscape in a picture, a horse in bronze,
and the like.
3. To portray by mimicry or action of any kind; to act the
part or character of; to personate; as, to represent
4. 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.
5. 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;
He represented Rizzio's credit with the queen to be
the chief and only obstacle to his success in that
This bank is thought the greatest load on the
Genoese, and the managers of it have been
represented as a second kind of senate. --Addison.
6. To serve as a sign or symbol of; as, mathematical symbols
represent quantities or relations; words represent ideas
7. To bring a sensation of into the mind or sensorium; to
cause to be known, felt, or apprehended; to present.
Among these. Fancy next
Her office holds; of all external things
Which he five watchful senses represent,
She forms imaginations, aery shapes. --Milton.
8. (Metaph.) To form or image again in consciousness, as an
object of cognition or apprehension (something which was
originally apprehended by direct presentation). See
The general capability of knowledge necessarily
requires that, besides the power of evoking out of
unconsciousness one portion of our retained
knowledge in preference to another, we posses the
faculty of representing in consciousness what is
thus evoked . . . This representative Faculty is
Imagination or Phantasy. --Sir. W.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
v 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" [syn: represent, stand
2: express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol;
"What does the Statue of Liberty symbolize?" [syn: typify,
symbolize, symbolise, stand for, represent]
3: be representative or typical for; "This period is represented
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"
6: be characteristic of; "This compositional style is
exemplified by this fugue" [syn: exemplify, represent]
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" [syn: constitute,
represent, make up, comprise, be]
8: be the defense counsel for someone in a trial; "Ms. Smith
will represent the defendant" [syn: defend, represent]
9: create an image or likeness of; "The painter represented his
wife as a young girl" [syn: represent, interpret]
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" [syn: act,
11: perform (a play), especially on a stage; "we are going to
stage `Othello'" [syn: stage, present, represent]
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" [syn: present, represent, lay out]
15: to establish a mapping (of mathematical elements or sets)
[syn: map, represent]
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
190 Moby Thesaurus words for "represent":
act a part, act between, act for, act out, affect, answer for,
appear for, arbitrate, assert, back up, bargain, betoken,
body forth, brandish, breathe, bring forth, bring forward,
bring into view, bring out, bring to life, bring to notice,
call to mind, call up, catch a likeness, change places with,
character, characterize, chart, commission, conjure up, copy,
create a role, crowd out, cut out, dangle, define, delineate,
demonstrate, denote, depict, deputize, describe, develop, diagram,
disclose, displace, display, divulge, double for, draft, dramatize,
draw, emblematize, embody, enact, envisage, envision, epitomize,
evidence, evince, evoke, exemplify, exhibit, expose to view,
express, fill in for, flaunt, flourish, front for, ghost,
ghostwrite, give sign, give token, give words to, go between,
highlight, hint, hit off, illuminate, illustrate, image, imitate,
impersonate, incarnate, indicate, intercede, intermediate,
interpose, interpret, intervene, judge, just see, limn, make clear,
make plain, make terms, manifest, map, masquerade as, materialize,
mean, mediate, meet halfway, mimic, mirror, moderate, narrate,
negotiate, notate, note, objectify, outline, paint, parade,
perform, personalize, personate, personify, picture, picturize,
pinch-hit, pinch-hit for, play a part, play a role, play opposite,
portray, pose as, present, pretend, pretend to be, print, produce,
put forth, realize, referee, reflect, register, relate, relieve,
render, replace, report, reproduce, reveal, roll out, rub,
schematize, see, set forth, show, show forth, signify, sketch,
speak for, spell, spell off, spotlight, stand for, stand in for,
state, step in, subrogate, substitute, substitute for, succeed,
suggest, summon up, supersede, supplant, support, sustain a part,
swap places with, symbolize, take a part, take a rubbing, token,
trace, trace out, trace over, treat with, trot out, typify, umpire,
understudy, understudy for, unfold, vision, visualize, wave,
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