verb (used with object)
- to bring against, as a formal charge against a person.
- to bring formally to the notice of the proper authority, as an offense.
verb (used without object)
- (of a fetus) to be visible at the cervix during labor: In a normal delivery, the baby’s head presents first.
- (of a medical condition) to be evident from the presence of certain symptoms: Depression often presents with disturbed sleep or appetite.
- (of a patient) to have a certain symptom or medical condition, especially as reported during a medical examination: A 22-year-old man presents with shortness of breath.
noun pres·ent [prez-uhnt] /ˈprɛz ənt/
Origin of present2
Synonyms for present
Examples from the Web for presented
Contemporary Examples of presented
Hip-hop and faith have a long and sometimes conflicted history; but it was often presented in nuanced or subdued ways.Down With the King: Christianity Isn’t Hiding in Rap’s Closet
December 28, 2014
One of the honor guard approached with slow, measured steps and presented the flag to a uniformed captain.Choking Back Tears, Thousands of Cops Honor Fallen Officer Ramos
December 28, 2014
On Tuesday, it was announced that the militants had presented a new offer to the government.A Sunni-Shia Love Story Imperiled by al Qaeda
December 26, 2014
And the information that the FBI has presented so far strikes many experts as hardly a slam dunk against Pyongyang.Cyberwar on North Korea Could Be Illegal
December 23, 2014
Casper, Melchior, and Balthazar “presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.”Keep Christmas Commercialized!
P. J. O’Rourke
December 6, 2014
Historical Examples of presented
The week elapsed, and at the end of it, I had not presented myself at his residence.
The budget of the session of 1882 was presented by Mr. Gladstone April 24th.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
He gripped the pistols by the barrels, crossed them, and presented the butts to Austin.Viviette
William J. Locke
My uncle Antony presented him to me, as a gentleman he had a particular friendship for.Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
Master received him with cordiality, and presented him to mistress.To be Read at Dusk
- the present tense
- a verb in this tense
Word Origin for present
verb (prɪˈzɛnt) (mainly tr)
Word Origin for present
c.1300, "existing at the time," from Old French present "evident, at hand, within reach;" as a noun, "the present time" (11c., Modern French présent) and directly from Latin praesentem (nominative praesens) "present, at hand, in sight; immediate; prompt, instant; contemporary," from present participle of præesse "be before (someone or something), be at hand," from prae- "before" (see pre-) + esse "to be" (see essence). Meaning "being there" is from mid-14c. in English. As a grammatical tense, recorded from late 14c.
c.1300, "introduce (someone or something) formally or ceremonially;" also "make a formal presentation of; give as a gift or award; bestow," from Old French presenter (11c., Modern French présenter) and directly from Latin praesentare "to place before, show, exhibit," from stem of praesens (see present (adj.)). From late 14c. as "exhibit (something), offer for inspection, display;" also, in law, "make a formal complaint or charge of wrongdoing." From c.1400 as"represent, portray." Related: Presented; presenting.
"this point in time" (opposed to past and future), c.1300, "the present time," also "act or fact of being present; portion of space around someone," from Old French present (n.) from Latin praesens "being there" (see present (adj.)). In old legalese, these presents means "these documents."
c.1200, "thing offered, what is offered or given as a gift," from Old French present and Medieval Latin presentia, from phrases such as French en present "(to offer) in the presence of," mettre en present "place before, give," from Late Latin inpraesent "face to face," from Latin in re praesenti "in the situation in question," from praesens "being there" (see present (adj.)), on the notion of "bringing something into someone's presence."
see all present and accounted for; at present; for the moment (present); no time like the present.