Synonyms for representative

Synonyms for (noun) representative

Synonyms: representative, illustration, instance, example

Definition: an item of information that is typical of a class or group

Usage: this patient provides a typical example of the syndrome; there is an example on page 10

Similar words: information

Definition: knowledge acquired through study or experience or instruction


Synonyms: congressman, congresswoman, representative

Definition: a member of the United States House of Representatives

Similar words: legislator

Definition: someone who makes or enacts laws


Synonyms: representative

Definition: a person who represents others

Similar words: negotiant, negotiator, treater

Definition: someone who negotiates (confers with others in order to reach a settlement)


Synonyms: spokesperson, interpreter, representative, voice

Definition: an advocate who represents someone else's policy or purpose

Usage: the meeting was attended by spokespersons for all the major organs of government

Similar words: advocate, advocator, proponent, exponent

Definition: a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea

Synonyms for (adjective) representative

Synonyms: representative

Definition: being or characteristic of government by representation in which citizens exercise power through elected officers and representatives

Usage: representative government as defined by Abraham Lincoln is government of the people, by the people, for the people

Similar words: democratic

Definition: characterized by or advocating or based upon the principles of democracy or social equality

Usage: democratic government; a democratic country; a democratic scorn for bloated dukes and lords- George du Maurier


Synonyms: representative

Definition: standing for something else

Usage: the bald eagle is representative of the United States

Similar words: allegoric, allegorical

Definition: used in or characteristic of or containing allegory

Usage: allegorical stories; an allegorical painting of Victory leading an army


Similar words: emblematic, emblematical, symbolic, symbolical

Definition: serving as a visible symbol for something abstract

Usage: a crown is emblematic of royalty; the spinning wheel was as symbolic of colonical Massachusetts as the codfish


Synonyms: representative

Definition: serving to represent or typify

Usage: representative moviegoers; a representative modern play

Similar words: typical

Definition: exhibiting the qualities or characteristics that identify a group or kind or category

Usage: a typical American girl; a typical suburban community; the typical car owner drives 10,000 miles a year; a painting typical of the Impressionist school; a typical romantic poem; a typical case of arteritis