Dictionary Results for represent


1. represent - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): stand_for, correspond

Hypernym(s): equal, be




2. represent - verb

· express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol; "What does the Statue of Liberty symbolize?"

Synonym(s): typify, symbolize, symbolise, stand_for

Hypernym(s): mean, intend




3. represent - verb

· be representative or typical for; "This period is represented by Beethoven"

Hypernym(s): be




4. represent - verb

· 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 silent majority"

Hypernym(s): serve




5. represent - verb

· serve as a means of expressing something; "The flower represents a young girl"

Hypernym(s): express, verbalize, verbalise, utter, give_tongue_to




6. represent - verb

· be characteristic of; "This compositional style is exemplified by this fugue"

Synonym(s): exemplify

Hypernym(s): embody, be, personify




7. represent - verb

· 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 his entire army"

Synonym(s): constitute, make_up, comprise, be




8. represent - verb

· be the defense counsel for someone in a trial; "Ms. Smith will represent the defendant"

Synonym(s): defend




9. represent - verb

· create an image or likeness of; "The painter represented his wife as a young girl"

Synonym(s): interpret

Hypernym(s): re-create




10. represent - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): act, play

Hypernym(s): re-create




11. represent - verb

· perform (a play), especially on a stage; "we are going to stage `Othello'"

Synonym(s): stage, present

Hypernym(s): re-create




12. represent - verb

· describe or present, usually with respect to a particular quality; "He represented this book as an example of the Russian 19th century novel"

Hypernym(s): describe, depict, draw




13. represent - verb

· point out or draw attention to in protest or remonstrance; "our parents represented to us the need for more caution"

Hypernym(s): remonstrate, point_out




14. represent - verb

· bring forward and present to the mind; "We presented the arguments to him"; "We cannot represent this knowledge to our formal reason"

Synonym(s): present, lay_out

Hypernym(s): state, say, tell




15. represent - verb

· to establish a mapping (of mathematical elements or sets)

Synonym(s): map

Hypernym(s): permute, commute, transpose





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