verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of represent
Synonyms for represent
Examples from the Web for representable
Historical Examples of representable
It is represented, or at least representable, before its realization.
It is represented or at least representable, before its realization.Bergson and His Philosophy
J. Alexander Gunn
What is not determinable is not representable: of "becoming in general" I have only a verbal knowledge.
Word Origin for represent
late 14c., "to bring to mind by description," also "to symbolize, serve as a sign or symbol of; serve as the type or embodiment of;" from Old French representer "present, show, portray" (12c.), from Latin repraesentare "make present, set in view, show, exhibit, display," from re-, intensive prefix (see re-), + praesentare "to present," literally "to place before" (see present (v.)). Legislative sense is attested from 1650s. Related: Represented; representing.