Definitions for represent

Definitions for (verb) represent

Main entry: represent, map

Definition: to establish a mapping (of mathematical elements or sets)

Main entry: lay out, represent, present

Definition: bring forward and present to the mind

Usage: We presented the arguments to him; We cannot represent this knowledge to our formal reason

Main entry: represent

Definition: point out or draw attention to in protest or remonstrance

Usage: our parents represented to us the need for more caution

Main entry: typify, symbolise, symbolize, stand for, represent

Definition: express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol

Usage: What does the Statue of Liberty symbolize?

Main entry: represent

Definition: describe or present, usually with respect to a particular quality

Usage: He represented this book as an example of the Russian 19th century novel

Main entry: represent

Definition: serve as a means of expressing something

Usage: The flower represents a young girl

Main entry: represent, interpret

Definition: create an image or likeness of

Usage: The painter represented his wife as a young girl

Main entry: stage, represent, present

Definition: perform (a play), especially on a stage

Usage: we are going to stage `Othello'

Main entry: represent, play, act

Definition: play a role or part

Usage: 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

Main entry: represent

Definition: 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

Usage: I represent the silent majority

Main entry: represent

Definition: be representative or typical for

Usage: This period is represented by Beethoven

Main entry: represent, defend

Definition: be the defense counsel for someone in a trial

Usage: Ms. Smith will represent the defendant

Main entry: comprise, make up, be, represent, constitute

Definition: form or compose

Usage: 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

Main entry: represent, correspond, stand for

Definition: take the place of or be parallel or equivalent to

Usage: Because of the sound changes in the course of history, an 'h' in Greek stands for an 's' in Latin

Main entry: exemplify, represent

Definition: be characteristic of

Usage: This compositional style is exemplified by this fugue

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