verb (used with object)
Origin of re-present
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of represent
Synonyms for represent
Related Words for representingshowing, reporting, revealing, portraying, describing, mirroring, delineating, symbolizing, exhibiting, depicting, defining, picturing, presenting, serving
Examples from the Web for representing
Contemporary Examples of representing
Andrew still plans to fly to Davos in Switzerland for the World Economic Forum on January 21, representing the British government.From Playboy Prince to Dirty Old Man?
January 5, 2015
In being himself, he was also representing a community of people that talked how he talked and saw what he saw.Remembering ESPN’s Sly, Cocky, and Cool Anchor Stuart Scott
January 4, 2015
Jonathan Moore, who secured the $1.7 million settlement in the Stewart case, is representing them.Before Eric Garner, There Was Michael Stewart: The Tragic Story of the Real-Life Radio Raheem
December 4, 2014
The male Wiccan god is given horns, representing the horned animals that ancient humans hunted.‘Gods of Suburbia’: Dina Goldstein’s Arresting Photo Series on Religion vs. Consumerism
November 8, 2014
Fetisov currently serves as a senator in the Federal Assembly of Russia representing the far eastern region of Primorsky Krai.Putin’s Hockey Pal Tells All: Slava Fetisov on ‘Red Army,’ Soviet Nostalgia, and What Drives Putin
October 9, 2014
Historical Examples of representing
He would like to know what objection there was to Pennsylvanians representing Louisiana?
And outside of this little circle is all the flat top of Ytaioa representing the world.Green Mansions
W. H. Hudson
Precision in representing this is neither desirable nor possible.Modern Painters Volume I (of V)
It was the nearest he could come to representing them under this theory.
A Landscape, representing a woody scene, with a vista on the right.Rembrandt and His Works
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.