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present2

pre·sent2

present2

 
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: prih zent
inflections: presented, presenting, presents
definition 1: to endow or provide with something, such as a gift.
synonyms:
give
similar words:
accord, award, bestow, confer, contribute, donate, endow, furnish, gift, grant, impart, provide
definition 2: to exhibit or demonstrate.
The gallery presented her newest works.He presented his passport on request.
synonyms:
display, exhibit, show
similar words:
demonstrate, expose, hand over, offer, produce
definition 3: to put forward for consideration by others.
We presented a program of songs.
similar words:
deliver, demonstrate, display, exhibit, introduce, lay, lodge, moot, offer, produce, proffer, propose, propound, put, render, represent, show, stage, state, submit, tender
definition 4: to introduce formally.
May I present my friend?
synonyms:
introduce
definition 5: to show (oneself) at a place.
antonyms:
absent
similar words:
show
definition 6: to put forward in the mind, as if for consideration.
Her loss of memory presented a big problem.
synonyms:
pose
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part of speech: noun
pronunciation: pre znt
definition: something given as a gift.
 
synonyms:
gift
similar words:
donation, endowment, favor, grant, gratuity, offering, tip
derivation: presenter (n.)
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Are you looking for the word presence? The plural of present ("presents") sounds like presence.
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