the period of time that is happening now; any continuous stretch of time including the moment of speech
"that is enough for the present"; "he lives in the present with no thought of tomorrow"
something presented as a gift
"his tie was a present from his wife"
present, present tense(adj)
a verb tense that expresses actions or states at the time of speaking
temporal sense; intermediate between past and future; now existing or happening or in consideration
"the present leader"; "articles for present use"; "the present topic"; "the present system"; "present observations"
being or existing in a specified place
"the murderer is present in this room"; "present at the wedding"; "present at the creation"
show, demo, exhibit, present, demonstrate(verb)
give an exhibition of to an interested audience
"She shows her dogs frequently"; "We will demo the new software in Washington"
attest, express, portray, parade, demo, exhibit, introduce, register, show, testify, establish, depict, manifest, evidence, acquaint, read, display, expose, lay out, point, indicate, record, picture, gift, certify, usher, salute, give, designate, represent, render, evince, prove, deliver, shew, confront, demonstrate, stage, show up, face, award, march, pose, submit, bear witness
present, represent, lay out(verb)
bring forward and present to the mind
"We presented the arguments to him"; "We cannot represent this knowledge to our formal reason"
lay out, portray, act, demo, make up, exhibit, show, acquaint, deliver, symbolize, award, confront, array, typify, be, exemplify, gift, stand for, play, give, defend, represent, stage, comprise, salute, pose, face, demonstrate, symbolise, interpret, correspond, set, set up, submit, constitute, map, introduce, set out, range
stage, present, represent(verb)
perform (a play), especially on a stage
"we are going to stage `Othello'"
portray, act, demo, make up, exhibit, introduce, show, acquaint, deliver, symbolize, confront, play, arrange, typify, be, exemplify, gift, stand for, salute, give, defend, represent, lay out, comprise, face, demonstrate, symbolise, interpret, correspond, award, submit, constitute, map, stage, pose
hand over formally
lay out, put forward, demo, exhibit, pass on, confront, show, acquaint, put in, give in, deliver, take, defer, state, subject, bow, gift, reconcile, accede, salute, give, represent, stage, render, resign, face, posit, demonstrate, portray, relegate, award, submit, pose, introduce
"This poses an interesting question"
lay out, stupefy, baffle, stick, perplex, place, get, demo, exhibit, mystify, flummox, show, acquaint, sit, deliver, award, nonplus, confront, personate, impersonate, position, dumbfound, gift, puzzle, lay, salute, give, posture, amaze, beat, represent, stage, gravel, face, demonstrate, portray, bewilder, vex, submit, pose, set, model, put, introduce
give, especially as an honor or reward
"bestow honors and prizes at graduation"
give, gift, present(verb)
give as a present; make a gift of
"What will you give her for her birthday?"
commit, chip in, dedicate, cave in, collapse, empower, demo, impart, exhibit, endue, pass on, confront, move over, return, establish, acquaint, stage, deliver, show, reach, have, lay out, fall in, portray, make, pay, invest, throw, gift, kick in, feed, break, introduce, ease up, apply, salute, give, grant, open, founder, devote, hold, represent, pass, render, endow, indue, sacrifice, yield, turn over, demonstrate, leave, give way, consecrate, award, generate, contribute, pose, face, afford, submit, hand
deliver (a speech, oration, or idea)
"The commencement speaker presented a forceful speech that impressed the students"
extradite, rescue, portray, hand over, demo, exhibit, introduce, show, return, acquaint, save, fork over, fork up, have, lay out, deport, give, surrender, redeem, gift, salute, give up, turn in, birth, represent, render, pitch, cede, deliver, confront, demonstrate, stage, fork out, face, award, drive home, pose, give birth, submit, bear
introduce, present, acquaint(verb)
cause to come to know personally
"permit me to acquaint you with my son"; "introduce the new neighbors to the community"
lay out, preface, demo, precede, exhibit, premise, show, acquaint, put in, deliver, confront, stick in, inclose, familiarize, gift, introduce, salute, give, usher in, innovate, represent, stage, infix, insert, face, demonstrate, bring out, portray, familiarise, enter, bring in, award, inaugurate, pose, enclose, submit
represent abstractly, for example in a painting, drawing, or sculpture
"The father is portrayed as a good-looking man in this painting"
confront, face, present(verb)
present somebody with something, usually to accuse or criticize
"We confronted him with the evidence"; "He was faced with all the evidence and could no longer deny his actions"; "An enormous dilemma faces us"
formally present a debutante, a representative of a country, etc.
recognize with a gesture prescribed by a military regulation; assume a prescribed position
"When the officers show up, the soldiers have to salute"
To award a trophy, gift, etc, to.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
A gift is in the popular, and also in the legal sense that which is voluntarily bestowed without expectation of return or compensation. Gift is now almost always used in the good sense, bribe always in the evil sense to signify payment for a dishonorable service under the semblance of a gift. In Scriptural language gift is often used for bribe. "The king by judgment establisheth the land; but he that receiveth gifts overthroweth it." Prov. xxix, 4. A benefaction is a charitable gift, generally of large amount, and viewed as of enduring value, as an endowment for a college. A donation is something, perhaps of great, never of trivial value, given usually on some public ground, as to a cause or to a person representing a cause, but not necessarily of value beyond the immediate present; as, a donation to a pastor. A gratuity is usually something of moderate value and is always given as to an inferior, and as of favor, not of right; as, a gratuity to a waiter. Largess is archaic for a bountiful gratuity, usually to be distributed among many, as among the heralds at ancient tournaments. A present is a gift of friendship, or conciliation, and given as to an equal or a superior; no one's pride is hurt by accepting what is viewed as strictly a present. A boon is a gift that has been desired or craved or perhaps asked, or something freely given that meets some great desire. A grant is commonly considerable in amount and given by public authority; as, a grant of public lands for a college.
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How to use present in a sentence?
The growth of drug-related crime is a far greater evil to society as a whole than drug taking. Even so, because we have been seduced by the idea that governments should legislate for our own good, very few people can see how dangerously absurd the present policy is.
When you accept a presidential appointment, you must remind yourself there are lines over which you will not step — lines impossible to define in advance but nevertheless always present, in this case, the line was bright and the decision was simple.
People in Africa are very reluctant to change their habits, but soap is present in most homes, and is used for bathing, cleaning the house and washing clothes.
My brother’s death changed my life and directed it to its present course.
We're aspiring to have parliamentary candidates present in all the country's districts.
Translations for present
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- زمان, حاضر, قدم, موجود, حاليArabic
- цяперашні час, сапраўднаеBelarusian
- present, presentar, actualCatalan, Valencian
- přítomnost, přítomný, uvést, současnýCzech
- til stedeDanish
- Jetzt, präsentieren, vorlegen, gegenwärtig, anwesend, jetzig, GegenwartGerman
- παρουσιάζω, παρών, τωρινός, προσάγω, απονέμω, προσφέρω, παρόνGreek
- hodiaŭa, prezenti, nuntempo, nuna tempo, nunaEsperanto
- presente, presentar, actual, mostrar, ahoraSpanish
- اکنون, حاضر, کنونی, نمایاندن, حاPersian
- näyttää, tämänhetkinen, esittää, nykyinen, nykyisyys, myöntää, läsnä, paikalla, nykyhetkiFinnish
- présenter, présente, présentFrench
- làthaireachScottish Gaelic
- उपस्थित, हाज़िरHindi
- benyújt, jelenlegi, jelen, bemutat, ajándékozHungarian
- presentare, presenteItalian
- 現在, 出席, 進呈Japanese
- ახლანდელი დრო, ახლანდელიGeorgian
- 現在, 현재, 선사하다, 선물Korean
- көрсөтүү, анык, бул, чыныгы, сунуш кылуу, ушул, азыркыKyrgyz
- whakawhiwhi, tāpaeMāori
- preżent, issa, jippreżenta, tippreżentaMaltese
- huidig, tegenwoordig, toewijzen, huidige tijd, voorstellen, presenteren, aanwezig, hedenDutch
- til stede, nåværendeNorwegian
- przedstawiać, prezentować, teraźniejszość, wręczaćPolish
- apresentar, presente, premiar, presentearPortuguese
- quy, kunanQuechua
- настоящее время, подать, вручать, дарить, присутствовать, настоящее, вручить, представлять, нынешний, подарить, презентовать, представить, присутствующий, подавать, настоящийRussian
- садашњост, sadašnjostSerbo-Croatian
- podeliti, prisoten, predstavljati, sedanji, sedanjost, predstavitiSlovene
- ange, introducera, föreställa, åtala, nutid, anmäla, närvarande, nuvarande, nu, presentera, inge, överlämnaSwedish
- теперішній час, справжнєUkrainian
- حاضر, موجودہUrdu
- hiện tại, 現在Vietnamese
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