represent

[ rep-ri-zent ]
/ ˌrɛp rɪˈzɛnt /

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to protest; make representations against.
Slang. to use or display a secret handshake, sign, gesture, etc., for purposes of identification: The gang members always represent when they see one another.

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Origin of represent

1325–75; Middle English representen < Middle French representer < Latin repraesentāre to bring about immediately, make present, equivalent to re- re- + praesentāre to present2

SYNONYMS FOR represent

OTHER WORDS FROM represent

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH represent

re-present represent
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British Dictionary definitions for represent-to-be

represent
/ (ˌrɛprɪˈzɛnt) /

verb (tr)

Derived forms of represent

representable, adjectiverepresentability, noun

Word Origin for represent

C14: from Latin repraesentāre to exhibit, from re- + praesentāre to present ²
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