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Synonyms for represent
ˌrɛp rɪˈzɛnt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. represent, stand for, correspond(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    fit, stage, act, mean, typify, play, be, stand for, equate, lay out, signify, tally, agree, defend, comprise, symbolise, hold still for, match, map, exemplify, present, check, make up, correspond, gibe, symbolize, interpret, intend, jibe, constitute

  2. typify, symbolize, symbolise, stand for, represent(verb)

    express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol

    "What does the Statue of Liberty symbolize?"

    Synonyms:
    signify, mean, typify, hold still for, be, play, lay out, stand for, comprise, symbolise, defend, stage, interpret, map, exemplify, correspond, act, symbolize, make up, epitomize, intend, present, epitomise, constitute

  3. represent(verb)

    be representative or typical for

    "This period is represented by Beethoven"

    Synonyms:
    stage, act, typify, play, be, stand for, lay out, defend, comprise, symbolise, map, exemplify, present, make up, correspond, symbolize, interpret, constitute

  4. represent(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    stage, act, typify, play, be, stand for, lay out, defend, comprise, symbolise, map, exemplify, present, make up, correspond, symbolize, interpret, constitute

  5. represent(verb)

    serve as a means of expressing something

    "The flower represents a young girl"

    Synonyms:
    stage, act, typify, play, be, stand for, lay out, defend, comprise, symbolise, map, exemplify, present, make up, correspond, symbolize, interpret, constitute

  6. exemplify, represent(verb)

    be characteristic of

    "This compositional style is exemplified by this fugue"

    Synonyms:
    map, stand for, typify, play, be, instance, lay out, defend, comprise, symbolise, make up, exemplify, correspond, act, illustrate, symbolize, interpret, stage, present, constitute

  7. constitute, represent, make up, comprise, be(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    play, follow, embody, act, found, live, institute, even up, make up, compensate, fabricate, appoint, establish, equal, symbolize, even out, present, lay out, exist, make, pay, incorporate, typify, be, exemplify, form, cost, reconcile, stand for, correct, invent, consist, plant, catch up with, manufacture, counterbalance, defend, stage, conciliate, comprise, patch up, nominate, even off, name, symbolise, interpret, cook up, correspond, personify, contain, constitute, map, pay off, settle

  8. defend, represent(verb)

    be the defense counsel for someone in a trial

    "Ms. Smith will represent the defendant"

    Synonyms:
    fight, stand for, act, typify, play, be, champion, support, guard, hold, defend, comprise, symbolise, interpret, map, fend for, exemplify, maintain, correspond, lay out, make up, symbolize, fight down, fight back, stage, oppose, present, constitute

  9. represent, interpret(verb)

    create an image or likeness of

    "The painter represented his wife as a young girl"

    Synonyms:
    stage, act, construe, typify, play, be, stand for, lay out, rede, defend, comprise, symbolise, translate, map, exemplify, present, understand, make up, correspond, read, symbolize, interpret, render, see, constitute

  10. act, play, represent(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    take on, fiddle, dissemble, interpret, bet, spiel, act, bring, make up, behave, run, symbolize, trifle, play, diddle, meet, lay out, move, roleplay, dally, typify, be, act as, toy, encounter, stand for, playact, flirt, do, make for, wager, stage, exemplify, recreate, pretend, present, comprise, symbolise, work, correspond, constitute, map, wreak, defend

  11. stage, present, represent(verb)

    perform (a play), especially on a stage

    "we are going to stage `Othello'"

    Synonyms:
    portray, act, demo, make up, exhibit, introduce, show, acquaint, deliver, symbolize, present, confront, play, arrange, typify, be, exemplify, gift, stand for, salute, give, defend, lay out, comprise, face, demonstrate, symbolise, interpret, correspond, award, submit, constitute, map, stage, pose

  12. represent(verb)

    describe or present, usually with respect to a particular quality

    "He represented this book as an example of the Russian 19th century novel"

    Synonyms:
    stage, act, typify, play, be, stand for, lay out, defend, comprise, symbolise, map, exemplify, present, make up, correspond, symbolize, interpret, constitute

  13. represent(verb)

    point out or draw attention to in protest or remonstrance

    "our parents represented to us the need for more caution"

    Synonyms:
    stage, act, typify, play, be, stand for, lay out, defend, comprise, symbolise, map, exemplify, present, make up, correspond, symbolize, interpret, constitute

  14. 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"

    Synonyms:
    lay out, portray, act, demo, make up, exhibit, present, show, acquaint, deliver, symbolize, award, confront, array, typify, be, exemplify, gift, stand for, play, give, defend, stage, comprise, salute, pose, face, demonstrate, symbolise, interpret, correspond, set, set up, submit, constitute, map, introduce, set out, range

  15. map, represent(verb)

    to establish a mapping (of mathematical elements or sets)

    Synonyms:
    stand for, map out, typify, play, be, lay out, act, defend, comprise, symbolise, map, exemplify, correspond, make up, symbolize, interpret, stage, present, constitute

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. represent

    Synonyms:
    portray, delineate, reproduce exhibit, personate, state, indicate, embody, enact, illustrate, denote, play, dramatize, resemble

    Antonyms:
    misportray, misdelineate, distort, falsify, caricature, misrepresent

Editors Contribution

  1. representive

    Submitted by anonymous on December 26, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. represent(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    exhibit, show, express

  2. represent(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    delineate, depict, portray, set forth, describe

  3. represent(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    personate, take the part of

  4. represent(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    stand for, stand in the place of

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. represent(v)

    Synonyms:
    show, typify, symbolize, personate, impersonate, portray, delineate, depict

How to pronounce represent?

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How to say represent in sign language?

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How to use represent in a sentence?

  1. Katie Peters:

    Our Democratic delegates represent the values that unite our party and reflect the extraordinary diversity of the American electorate, and this hub will have a variety of engagement tools for delegates to get involved with the convention.

  2. South Korean President Moon Jae-in:

    The recent series of testimonies about violence and sexual assault in the sports industry represent our shame that has been hidden beneath the glorious appearance of South Korea as a sports powerhouse.

  3. Abu Ghiath al-Shami:

    A serious Russian intervention in Syria - beyond the reports we are hearing - will represent a continuation of the struggle.

  4. Brian Eno:

    I'm struck by the insidious, computer-driven tendency to take things out of the domain of muscular activity and put them into the domain of mental activity. The transfer is not paying off. Sure, muscles are unreliable, but they represent several million years of accumulated finesse.

  5. Steve Bullock:

    Tribal languages are more than just a collection of words and phrases tied together. They represent the culture and history of not Native Americans in our state, but in fact they represent the culture and history of our entire state.

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