Definition of Represent


  • to establish a mapping (of mathematical elements or sets)
  • bring forward and present to the mind
    "We presented the arguments to him"
    "We cannot represent this knowledge to our formal reason"
    - lay out
  • point out or draw attention to in protest or remonstrance
    "our parents represented to us the need for more caution"
  • describe or present, usually with respect to a particular quality
    "He represented this book as an example of the Russian 19th century novel"
  • perform (a play), especially on a stage
    "we are going to stage `Othello'"
  • play a role or part
    "Gielgud played Hamlet"
    "She wants to act Lady Macbeth, but she is too young for the role"
    "She played the servant to her husband's master"
  • create an image or likeness of
    "The painter represented his wife as a young girl"
  • be the defense counsel for someone in a trial
    "Ms. Smith will represent the defendant"
  • form or compose
    "This money is my only income"
    "The stone wall was the backdrop for the performance"
    "These constitute my entire belonging"
    "The children made up the chorus"
    "This sum represents my entire income for a year"
    "These few men comprise his entire army"
    - make up
  • be characteristic of
    "This compositional style is exemplified by this fugue"
  • serve as a means of expressing something
    "The flower represents a young girl"
  • be a delegate or spokesperson for
    represent somebody's interest or be a proxy or substitute for, as of politicians and office holders representing their constituents, or of a tenant representing other tenants in a housing dispute
    "I represent the silent majority"
  • be representative or typical for
    "This period is represented by Beethoven"
  • express indirectly by an image, form, or model
    be a symbol
    "What does the Statue of Liberty symbolize?"
    - stand for
  • take the place of or be parallel or equivalent to
    "Because of the sound changes in the course of history, an 'h' in Greek stands for an 's' in Latin"
    - stand for
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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Unscramble represent

230 unscramble word found using the letters represent.

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