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  Definition of Represent
  1. to establish a mapping (of mathematical elements or sets)
  2. bring forward and present to the mind; "We presented the arguments to him"; "We cannot represent this knowledge to our formal reason"
  3. point out or draw attention to in protest or remonstrance; "our parents represented to us the need for more caution"
  4. express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol; "What does the Statue of Liberty symbolize?"
  5. describe or present, usually with respect to a particular quality; "He represented this book as an example of the Russian 19th century novel"
  6. serve as a means of expressing something; "The flower represents a young girl"
  7. create an image or likeness of; "The painter represented his wife as a young girl"
  8. perform (a play), especially on a stage; "we are going to stage `Othello''"
  9. 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"
  10. 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 silen
  11. be representative or typical for; "This period is represented by Beethoven"
  12. be the defense counsel for someone in a trial; "Ms. Smith will represent the defendant"
  13. 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 h
  14. 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"
  15. be characteristic of; "This compositional style is exemplified by this fugue"
Similar Words: map, present, lay out, typify, symbolize, symbolise, stand for, interpret, stage, act, play, defend, constitute, make up, comprise, be, correspond, exemplify


Hyponyms: argue, reason, indicate, spin, embody, be, personify, typify, epitomize, epitomise, symbolize, symbolise, actualize, actualise, misrepresent, belie, dramatize, dramatise, portray, sensualize, carnalize, silhouette, animalize, animalise, profile, paint, capture, picture, depict, render, show, stylize, stylise, conventionalize, map, limn, present, draw, model, mock up, graph, chart, set, localize, localise, place, make, pretend, make believe, support, enact, reenact, act out, impersonate, parody, emote, instantiate, speak for, compose, form, constitute, range, straddle, fall into, fall under, pose, supplement


Grouped Verbs: act, play, act as, roleplay, playact


Derivational Morphology: mapping, map, correspondence, representation, mental representation, internal representation, presentation, symbol, symbolization, symbolisation, symbolic representation, symbolist, symbolizer, symboliser, symbolizing, symbolising, typification, rendition, rendering, interpretation, interpreter, theatrical performance, theatrical, histrionics, presentment, demonstration, stage, stage manager, stager, theatrical production, staging, play, drama, dramatic play, actor, histrion, player, thespian, role player, acting, playing, playacting, performing, act, routine, number, turn, bit, delegacy, agency, defendant, suspect, defense, defence, defense team, defense lawyers, constitution, composition, makeup, exemplification, model, example, illustration, instance, representative


Anagrams: Serpentes, presenter


Language Translations:
Chinese: 代表   Dutch: vertegenwoordigen  
Finnish: edustaa   French: représenter  
German: darstellen   Hungarian: képvisel  
Italian: rappresentare   Japanese: 代表  
Korean: 대표하다   Portuguese: representar  
Russian: представлять   Spanish: representar  
Swedish: representera  
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