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represent

rep·re·sent

represent

 
pronunciation:
re prih zent
part of speech: verb
inflections: represented, representing, represents
definition 1: to stand for or be a sign of.
A skull and crossbones represents danger.
synonyms:
denote, depict, designate, mean, stand for
similar words:
express
definition 2: to act or speak for.
The company asked me to represent them at the meeting.
similar words:
speak for, stand for
definition 3: to show or picture in a work of art.
His drawing represents a forest scene.
synonyms:
depict, express, picture, portray
similar words:
describe, draw, interpret, paint, picture, sketch
definition 4: to speak or make decisions for in government.
The senator represents the people of the state of Idaho.
similar words:
serve, speak for, stand for
derivations: representable (adj.), representability (n.)