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?
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.
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.
A serious Russian intervention in Syria - beyond the reports we are hearing - will represent a continuation of the struggle.
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.
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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- representarCatalan, Valencian
- reprezentovat, zastupovatCzech
- darstellen, repräsentierenGerman
- kuvata, edustaaFinnish
- jouer, représenterFrench
- riochdaichScottish Gaelic
- képvisel, ábrázol, játszik, jelölHungarian
- voorstellen, representeren, vertegenwoordigenDutch
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