represent


represent
represent [rep΄ri zent′]
vt.
[ME representen < OFr representer < L repraesentare < re-, again + praesentare: see RE- & PRESENT, vt.]
1. to present or picture to the mind
2.
a) to present a likeness or image of; portray; depict
b) to be a likeness or image of, as a picture or statue may be
3. to present in words; describe, state, or set forth; specif.,
a) to describe as having a specified character
b) to set forth forcibly or earnestly, so as to influence action, persuade hearers, make effective protest, etc.
4.
a) to be a sign or symbol for; stand for; symbolize [x represents the unknown]
b) to denote by symbols, characters, etc. [to represent quantities by letters]
5. to be the equivalent of; correspond to, as in a different place or time [a cave represented home to them]
6.
a) to present, produce, or perform (a play, etc.)
b) to act the part of (a character), as in a play
7. to act or stand in place of; be an agent, proxy, or substitute for
8. to speak and act for by duly conferred authority, as an ambassador for a country or a legislator for constituents
9. to serve as a specimen, example, type, or instance of; exemplify or typify
representable
adj.

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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