Origin of representative
SYNONYMS FOR representative
Examples from the Web for representatives
Police, their representatives and supporters tell us, ensure our freedom of speech through our ability to protest.Politicians Only Love Journalists When They're Dead|Luke O’Neil|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In his statement, Rigi named Naser Boledi as a main mediator between him and representatives of NATO.The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan|Umar Farooq|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Republican Elise Stefanik, 30, of upstate New York, just became the youngest woman ever elected to the House of Representatives.
The House of Representatives is bursting to the rafters with contenders for the title.
GALLERY: 'JUSTICE FOR ALL' MARCH IN WASHINGTON DC There were plenty of representatives of the fringe too.Sharpton Recalls Civil Rights Struggle in DC March Against Police Violence|Ben Jacobs|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Still, there is a local feeling against them, as the representatives of bad government in a sorely-troubled colony.Cuba Past and Present|Richard Davey
Greece, too, had her representatives, to remind the spectators that there had been an Orpheus.A Love Story|A Bushman
The report is sent with the message to the House of Representatives.A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents|James D. Richardson
They met once a year in a recognised civic assembly to elect four Syndics to be their rulers and representatives.A History of the Reformation (Vol. 2 of 2)|Thomas M. Lindsay
In this warfare the representatives of the Covenanting party came off rather badly.Sir Thomas Urquhart of Cromartie, Knight|John Willcock
British Dictionary definitions for representatives
- exemplifying a class or kind; typicala representative example of the species
- containing or including examples of all the interests, types, etc, in a groupa representative collection
Derived Formsrepresentatively, adverbrepresentativeness, noun
Culture definitions for representatives
Popularly elected officials who serve in state legislatures and in the House of Representatives in Congress. Representing the local districts from which they are elected, representatives support the interests of their constituents by proposing bills and programs. Elected for two-year terms, representatives in Congress must be sensitive to their constituents' concerns in order to be reelected.