a person who represents others
spokesperson, interpreter, representative, voice(noun)
an advocate who represents someone else's policy or purpose
"the meeting was attended by spokespersons for all the major organs of government"
congressman, translator, vocalisation, instance, vocalization, vocalism, example, part, voice, articulation, interpretive program, vox, illustration, phonation, congresswoman, interpreter, spokesperson
congressman, congresswoman, representative(noun)
a member of the United States House of Representatives
example, illustration, instance, representative(adj)
an item of information that is typical of a class or group
"this patient provides a typical example of the syndrome"; "there is an example on page 10"
congressman, object lesson, good example, instance, lesson, exemplar, case, example, voice, congresswoman, illustration, deterrent example, model, exemplification, interpreter, spokesperson, exercise
serving to represent or typify
"representative moviegoers"; "a representative modern play"
standing for something else
"the bald eagle is representative of the United States"
being or characteristic of government by representation in which citizens exercise power through elected officers and representatives
"representative government as defined by Abraham Lincoln is government of the people, by the people, for the people"
Typical; having the same properties of interest as a larger group.
I will send a representative to work out the details of the contract.
A member of a legislative or governing body who represents a constituency.
She served four terms as representative of her local at the national union convention.
One that is taken as typical of its class.
A member of the US House of Representatives.
All representatives face re-election every two years.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
These words agree in designating one who acts in the place of some other or others. The legate is an ecclesiastical officer representing the Pope. In strict usage the deputy or delegate is more limited in functions and more closely bound by instructions than a representative. A single officer may have a deputy; many persons combine to choose a delegate or representative. In the United States informal assemblies send delegates to nominating conventions with no legislative authority; representatives are legally elected to Congress and the various legislatures, with lawmaking power.
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How to use representative in a sentence?
If you see in any given situation only what everybody else can see, you can be said to be so much a representative of your culture than you are a victim of it.
It doesn't serve any good if we just oust someone who really is a good representative of the party.
As a candidate who did not receive 1 percent in his own state -- compared to my victory at nearly 40 percent with many others in the race -- he has zero credibility, he was a poor representative and an embarrassment to the great people of South Carolina.
It’s clear to me that this has been a deeply harmful, persistent problem and a clear pattern over a long period of time. It’s time for him to step aside, it’s time for us as elected representatives to hold ourselves to a higher standard, to set an example, and to live a set of values that is truly representative and worthy of the Congress, our democracy, and our great country.
We are searching for the leaders of this group, this group has a leadership that is regarded as a representative of ISIS in Indonesia.
Translations for representative
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- poslanec, zástupceCzech
- repräsentativ, RepräsentantGerman
- βουλευτής, πλασιέGreek
- representante, representativoSpanish
- edustaja, edustavaFinnish
- représentant, député, représentatif, délégué, mandataire, typiqueFrench
- neach-ionaid, riochdaireScottish Gaelic
- נציג, נציגה, מייצג, מייצגתHebrew
- rappresentativo, rappresentanteItalian
- repraesentātīvus, repraesentātīvaLatin
- representatief, vertegenwoordigerDutch
- reprezentatywny, reprezentantPolish
- representativo, representantePortuguese
- типичный, представительница, показательный, [[член]] [[палата, характерный, представитель, делегат, уполномоченныйRussian
- Tiêu biểuVietnamese
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