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/
Words nearby present
Origin of present2
OTHER WORDS FROM presentself-pre·sent·ed, adjectiveun·pre·sent·ed, adjective
synonym study for present
Examples from the Web for presenting
DuVernay has partly succeeded in presenting a more human King, warts and all.Dr. King Goes to Hollywood: The Flawed History of ‘Selma’|Gary May|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The bookstore was opened as a way of presenting Italian books and culture to Manhattanites.The Bookstore That Bewitched Mick Jagger, John Lennon, and Greta Garbo|Felice Picano|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In 1920, the Keppel family returned the coach to the royal family by presenting it as a gift to Queen Mary.Our Hero! Morning Sickness Stricken Kate Middleton Rides In a 200 Year Old Carriage|Tom Sykes|October 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After presenting false passports at the check-in counter, they were soon on their way to Rome.Mossad’s Greatest Female Assassin: An Excerpt From ‘Sylvia Rafael’|Ram Oren, Moti Kfir|September 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
By presenting the data in a unified fashion, it makes it easier to glean insights.The Best Quantified Self Site You Haven’t Heard Of|Jamie Todd Rubin|August 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There was old Lazybones, as Pedro had named the one who, presenting the greatest girth, had to carry the largest pack.Unexplored!|Allen Chaffee
The peasants advanced one by one and knelt down, presenting their guns to the preacher, who laid them upon the altar.The Chouans|Honore de Balzac
He calls it a slight return of his Greek fever, and begs to be excused from presenting himself at dinner.The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly|Charles James Lever
Mr. T. has fully exposed this falsehood, by presenting documentary evidence of the fact denied.Discussion on American Slavery|George Thompson
A deputation was then formed for the purpose of presenting this unique testimonial when completed to Sir Edward Knatchbull.
British Dictionary definitions for presenting (1 of 2)
- the present tense
- a verb in this tense
Word Origin for present
British Dictionary definitions for presenting (2 of 2)
verb (prɪˈzɛnt) (mainly tr)
Word Origin for present
Medical definitions for presenting
Idioms and Phrases with presenting
see all present and accounted for; at present; for the moment (present); no time like the present.