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represent /ˌrɛprɪˈzɛnt/ vb (transitive)
  1. to stand as an equivalent of; correspond to
  2. to act as a substitute or proxy (for)
  3. to act as or be the authorized delegate or agent for (a person, country, etc): an MP represents his constituency
  4. to serve or use as a means of expressing: letters represent the sounds of speech
  5. to exhibit the characteristics of; exemplify; typify: romanticism in music is represented by Beethoven
  6. to present an image of through the medium of a picture or sculpture; portray
  7. to bring clearly before the mind
  8. to set forth in words; state or explain
  9. to describe as having a specified character or quality; make out to be: he represented her as a saint
  10. to act out the part of on stage; portray
Etymology: 14th Century: from Latin repraesentāre to exhibit, from re- + praesentāre to present²

ˌrepreˈsentable adj ˌrepreˌsentaˈbility n



re-present /ˌriːprɪˈzɛnt/ vb
  1. (transitive) to present again

re-presentation /ˌriːprɛzənˈteɪʃən/ n



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