1. present - noun
· the period of time that is happening now; any continuous stretch of time including the moment of speech; "that is enough for the present"; "he lives in the present with no thought of tomorrow"
2. present - noun
· something presented as a gift; "his tie was a present from his wife"
3. present - noun
· a verb tense that expresses actions or states at the time of speaking
4. present - verb
· give an exhibition of to an interested audience; "She shows her dogs frequently"; "We will demo the new software in Washington"
5. present - verb
· bring forward and present to the mind; "We presented the arguments to him"; "We cannot represent this knowledge to our formal reason"
6. present - verb
· perform (a play), especially on a stage; "we are going to stage `Othello'"
7. present - verb
· hand over formally
8. present - verb
· introduce; "This poses an interesting question"
9. present - verb
· give, especially as an honor or reward; "bestow honors and prizes at graduation"
10. present - verb
· give as a present; make a gift of; "What will you give her for her birthday?"
11. present - verb
· deliver (a speech, oration, or idea); "The commencement speaker presented a forceful speech that impressed the students"
12. present - verb
· cause to come to know personally; "permit me to acquaint you with my son"; "introduce the new neighbors to the community"
13. present - verb
· represent abstractly, for example in a painting, drawing, or sculpture; "The father is portrayed as a good-looking man in this painting"
14. present - verb
· present somebody with something, usually to accuse or criticize; "We confronted him with the evidence"; "He was faced with all the evidence and could no longer deny his actions"; "An enormous dilemma faces us"
15. present - verb
· formally present a debutante, a representative of a country, etc.
16. present - verb
· recognize with a gesture prescribed by a military regulation; assume a prescribed position; "When the officers show up, the soldiers have to salute"
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