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"
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
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?"
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
be representative or typical for
"This period is represented by Beethoven"
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"
serve as a means of expressing something
"The flower represents a young girl"
be characteristic of
"This compositional style is exemplified by this fugue"
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"
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
be the defense counsel for someone in a trial
"Ms. Smith will represent the defendant"
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
create an image or likeness of
"The painter represented his wife as a young girl"
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
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"
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
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, 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
describe or present, usually with respect to a particular quality
"He represented this book as an example of the Russian 19th century novel"
point out or draw attention to in protest or remonstrance
"our parents represented to us the need for more caution"
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, 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
to establish a mapping (of mathematical elements or sets)
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How to use represent in a sentence?
I didn't think we'd have this kind of a nutcase here. He should represent the values of the community, not his crazy right wing QAnon conspiracy stuff.
The Australians call me their adopted world champion and some of the Brits call me a British world champion, and some of the Brits also call me a stupid Australian idiot and say I should represent The Australians because I love The Australians more than I love England.
As generation would not be expected to trip off or de-load in response to a lightning strike, this appears to represent an extremely rare and unexpected event, this unexpected loss of generation meant that the frequency fell very quickly and went outside the normal range of 50.5Hz – 49.5Hz.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
These charges represent an exhaustive investigation which has not concluded but in many ways, has just commenced.
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- representarCatalan, Valencian
- reprezentovat, zastupovatCzech
- darstellen, repräsentierenGerman
- kuvata, edustaaFinnish
- jouer, représenterFrench
- riochdaichScottish Gaelic
- képvisel, ábrázol, játszik, jelölHungarian
- voorstellen, representeren, vertegenwoordigenDutch
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