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REPRESENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does represent mean? 

REPRESENT (verb)
  The verb REPRESENT has 15 senses:

1. take the place of or be parallel or equivalent to
2. express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol
3. be representative or typical for
4. 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
5. serve as a means of expressing something
6. be characteristic of
7. form or compose
8. be the defense counsel for someone in a trial
9. create an image or likeness of
10. play a role or part
11. perform (a play), especially on a stage
12. describe or present, usually with respect to a particular quality
13. point out or draw attention to in protest or remonstrance
14. bring forward and present to the mind
15. to establish a mapping (of mathematical elements or sets)

  Familiarity information: REPRESENT used as a verb is familiar.


 Dictionary entry details 


REPRESENT (verb)


Sense 1represent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Take the place of or be parallel or equivalent to

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

represent; stand for; correspond

Context example:

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

Hypernyms (to "represent" is one way to...):

be; equal (be identical or equivalent to)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


Sense 2represent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

stand for; symbolize; typify; symbolise; represent

Context example:

What does the Statue of Liberty symbolize?

Hypernyms (to "represent" is one way to...):

intend; mean (mean or intend to express or convey)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "represent"):

be; embody; personify (represent, as of a character on stage)

epitomise; epitomize; typify (embody the essential characteristics of or be a typical example of)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


Sense 3represent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be representative or typical for

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Context example:

This period is represented by Beethoven

Hypernyms (to "represent" is one way to...):

be (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun))

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "represent"):

instantiate (represent by an instance)

speak for (be a spokesperson for)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


Sense 4represent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Context example:

I represent the silent majority

Hypernyms (to "represent" is one way to...):

serve (do duty or hold offices; serve in a specific function)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 5represent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Serve as a means of expressing something

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context example:

The flower represents a young girl

Hypernyms (to "represent" is one way to...):

express; give tongue to; utter; verbalise; verbalize (articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "represent"):

embody (represent or express something abstract in tangible form)

portray (portray in words)

dramatise; dramatize (represent something in a dramatic manner)

belie; misrepresent (represent falsely)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


Sense 6represent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be characteristic of

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

exemplify; represent

Context example:

This compositional style is exemplified by this fugue

Hypernyms (to "represent" is one way to...):

be; embody; personify (represent, as of a character on stage)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


Sense 7represent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Form or compose

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

constitute; make up; comprise; represent; be

Context examples:

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

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "represent"):

pose; present (introduce)

fall into; fall under (be included in or classified as)

range; straddle (range or extend over; occupy a certain area)

constitute; form; make (to compose or represent:)

compose (form the substance of)

make (constitute the essence of)

supplement (serve as a supplement to)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 8represent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be the defense counsel for someone in a trial

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

defend; represent

Context example:

Ms. Smith will represent the defendant

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody

Sentence example:

They want to represent the prisoners


Sense 9represent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Create an image or likeness of

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

interpret; represent

Context example:

The painter represented his wife as a young girl

Hypernyms (to "represent" is one way to...):

re-create (create anew)

Domain category:

art; artistic creation; artistic production (the creation of beautiful or significant things)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "represent"):

chart; graph (represent by means of a graph)

mock up; model (construct a model of)

draw (represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface)

portray; present (represent in a painting, drawing, sculpture, or verbally)

depict; limn; portray (make a portrait of)

map (make a map of; show or establish the features of details of)

conventionalize; stylise; stylize (represent according to a conventional style)

depict; picture; render; show (show in, or as in, a picture)

carnalize; sensualize (represent materialistically, as in a painting or a sculpture)

silhouette (represent by a silhouette)

animalise; animalize (represent in the form of an animal)

profile (represent in profile, by drawing or painting)

paint (make a painting of)

capture (succeed in representing or expressing something intangible)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 10represent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Play a role or part

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

act; play; represent

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "represent" is one way to...):

re-create (create anew)

Domain category:

performing arts (arts or skills that require public performance)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "represent"):

emote (give expression or emotion to, in a stage or movie role)

parody (make a spoof of or make fun of)

impersonate; portray (assume or act the character of)

act out (represent an incident, state, or emotion by action, especially on stage)

act out; enact; reenact (act out; represent or perform as if in a play)

support (play a subordinate role to (another performer))

make; make believe; pretend (represent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 11represent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Perform (a play), especially on a stage

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

stage; present; represent

Context example:

we are going to stage 'Othello'

Hypernyms (to "represent" is one way to...):

re-create (create anew)

Domain category:

performing arts (arts or skills that require public performance)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "represent"):

localise; localize; place; set (locate)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 12represent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Describe or present, usually with respect to a particular quality

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context example:

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

Hypernyms (to "represent" is one way to...):

depict; describe; draw (give a description of)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "represent"):

symbolise; symbolize (represent or identify by using a symbol; use symbols)

actualise; actualize (represent or describe realistically)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 13represent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Point out or draw attention to in protest or remonstrance

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context example:

our parents represented to us the need for more caution

Hypernyms (to "represent" is one way to...):

point out; remonstrate (present and urge reasons in opposition)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 14represent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Bring forward and present to the mind

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

present; lay out; represent

Context examples:

We presented the arguments to him / We cannot represent this knowledge to our formal reason

Hypernyms (to "represent" is one way to...):

say; state; tell (express in words)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "represent"):

argue; reason (present reasons and arguments)

argue; indicate (give evidence of)

spin (twist and turn so as to give an intended interpretation)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Sense 15represent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

To establish a mapping (of mathematical elements or sets)

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

map; represent

Hypernyms (to "represent" is one way to...):

commute; permute; transpose (change the order or arrangement of)

Sentence frames:

Something is ----ing PP
Somebody ----s something PP


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