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Synonyms for represent
ˌrɛp rɪˈzɛntrep·re·sent

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. represent, stand for, correspondverb

    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, representverb

    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. representverb

    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. representverb

    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. representverb

    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, representverb

    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, beverb

    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, representverb

    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, interpretverb

    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, representverb

    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, representverb

    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. representverb

    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. representverb

    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 outverb

    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, representverb

    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

Editors Contribution

  1. representive

    Submitted by anonymous on December 26, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. representverb

    Synonyms:
    exhibit, show, express

  2. representverb

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

  3. representverb

    Synonyms:
    personate, take the part of

  4. representverb

    Synonyms:
    stand for, stand in the place of

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. representverb

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

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How to use represent in a sentence?

  1. United States:

    However, rising deaths from synthetic opioids -- as well as from cocaine and methamphetamine -- represent the next disturbing wave of the nation's ongoing substance use challenge.

  2. Paul Brooks, The Pursuit of Wilderness (1971):

    We shall never understand the natural environment until we see it as a living organism. Land can be healthy or sick, fertile or barren, rich or poor, lovingly nurtured or bled white. Our present attitudes and laws governing the ownership and use of land represent an abuse of the concept of private property.... Today you can murder land for private profit. You can leave the corpse for all to see and nobody calls the cops.

  3. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts:

    On the eve of The Senate Republicans covering up transgressions and spreading misinformation, I can not in good conscience attend a sham State of the Union when I have seen firsthand the damage Donald J. Trump's rhetoric and policies have inflicted on those I love and those I represent.

  4. George Davila:

    I represent a generation of Cubans who are very interested in the future of Cuba. We think that the best days for Cuba have yet to come. And we think that in the end, the Cuban people need to stop being pieces in a game of chess.

  5. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence:

    I am very supportive of Donald Trump’s call to temporarily suspend immigration from countries where terrorists represent a threat to the United States.


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