This page has 14 definitions of represent in English. Represent is a verb. Examples of how to use represent in a sentence are shown. Also define these 15 related words and terms: present, exhibit, typify, portray, delineate, mimicry, play, politics, representative, Congress, presentative, sports, medicine, medical, and attention.
- repræsent (archaic)
- (transitive) To present again or anew; to present by means of something standing in the place of; to exhibit the counterpart or image of; to typify.
- (transitive) To portray visually; to delineate
- a picture can be represented in a landscape.
- The sculptor represented a horse in bronze.
Delineate definitionTo sketch out, draw or trace an outline. (1 of 4 delineate definitions)
- (transitive) To portray by mimicry or acting; to act the part or character of
- It has always been his dream to represent Hamlet on Broadway.
- Synonym: play
- (transitive) To stand or act in the place of; to perform the duties, exercise the rights, or otherwise act on behalf of
- He sent his agent to represent himself at the meeting.
- As he was too ill to accept the award, his brother represented him at the ceremony.
- An attorney's job is to represent his client in court
- (politics, transitive) To act as a representative of (a country, state, district etc.)
- They chose a member of Congress to represent their district.
Representative definitionTypical; having the same properties or interest as a larger group. (1 of 2 representative definitions)
- (transitive) To portray to another using language; to show; to give one's own impressions and judgement of
- He represented that he was investigating for the police department.
- (transitive) To give an account of; to describe.
- (transitive) To serve as a sign or symbol of
- The @ symbol represents the online world.
- A dove is often used to represent peace.
- (transitive) To bring a certain sensation of into the mind; to cause to be known, felt, or apprehended; to present.
- (transitive) To form or image again in consciousness, as an object of cognition or apprehension (something presentative, which was originally apprehended by direct presentation).
- (transitive) To constitute, to make up, to be an example of.
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- Rounded stone and glass objects with fine radiating scratches on one surface represent the slickstones that were used in garment-making and laundry, to smooth the cloth and to press seams and pleats.
- (sports, transitive) To participate as a team member
Sports definitionplural of
- (intransitive, African-American Vernacular) To constitute a good example or symbol of a group of people; to acquit oneself well.
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- (medicine) To present again, for instance for medical attention.
- represented to the emergency department
- represent in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- represent in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
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