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represent

rep·re·sent

represent

 
pronunciation:
re prih zent
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: represented, representing, represents
definition 1: to denote or serve as a symbol for.
A skull and crossbones represents danger.The letter "t" represents the first sound in the word "top."
synonyms:
denote, depict, designate, mean, signify, stand for, symbolize
similar words:
betoken, emblem, express, personify, typify
definition 2: to serve as an agent for.
She represents the insurance company.
similar words:
speak for, stand for
definition 3: to depict or portray, as in art.
His paintings often represent village life.
synonyms:
depict, express, image, picture, portray, render
similar words:
delineate, describe, draw, interpret, limn, paint, personify, picture, sketch
definition 4: to act as spokesperson for, esp. in a U.S. legislative body.
She represents a large city district.
synonyms:
serve
similar words:
serve, speak for, stand for
definition 5: to serve as an example of.
This latest incident represents the kind of misconduct he is capable of.
synonyms:
embody, epitomize, exemplify, personify, typify
similar words:
epitomize, illustrate, personify
definition 6: to describe in a particular way (usu. fol. by as).
He represented her as a shrewish wife.
synonyms:
characterize, depict, paint, portray
similar words:
define, delineate, describe, draw, limn
definition 7: to produce or perform, as in a theatrical production.
synonyms:
act, enact, perform, present, produce, put on, stage
similar words:
act, depict, dramatize, enact, perform, play, present, produce, stage
derivations: representable (adj.), representability (n.)