represent

[ rep-ri-zent ]
/ ˌrɛp rɪˈzɛnt /
See synonyms for: represent / re-presented / re-presenting / re-presents on Thesaurus.com

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

OTHER WORDS FROM represent

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH represent

re-present, represent

Definition for represent (2 of 2)

re-present
[ ree-pri-zent ]
/ ˌri prɪˈzɛnt /

verb (used with object)

to present again or anew.

Origin of re-present

First recorded in 1555–65; re- + present2

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH re-present

re-present , represent
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Example sentences from the Web for represent

  • What is not determinable is not representable: of "becoming in general" I have only a verbal knowledge.

    Creative Evolution|Henri Bergson
  • It is represented, or at least representable, before its realization.

    Creative Evolution|Henri Bergson
  • It is represented or at least representable, before its realization.

    Bergson and His Philosophy|J. Alexander Gunn

British Dictionary definitions for represent (1 of 2)

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

British Dictionary definitions for represent (2 of 2)

re-present
/ (ˌriːprɪˈzɛnt) /

verb

(tr) to present again

Derived forms of re-present

re-presentation (ˌriːprɛzənˈteɪʃən), noun
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