Associations to the word «Represent»

Wiktionary

REPRESENT, verb. To present again or anew; to present by means of something standing in the place of; to exhibit the counterpart or image of; to typify.
REPRESENT, verb. To portray by pictorial or plastic art; to delineate; as, to represent a landscape in a picture, a horse in bronze, and the like.
REPRESENT, verb. To portray by mimicry or action of any kind; to act the part or character of; to personate; as, to represent Hamlet.
REPRESENT, verb. To stand in the place of; to supply the place, perform the duties, exercise the rights, or receive the share, of; to speak and act with authority in behalf of; to act the part of (another); as, an heir represents his ancestor; an attorney represents his client in court; a member of Congress represents his district in Congress.
REPRESENT, verb. To exhibit to another mind in language; to show; to give one's own impressions and judgement of; to bring before the mind; to set forth; sometimes, to give an account of; to describe.
REPRESENT, verb. To serve as a sign or symbol of; as, mathematical symbols represent quantities or relations; words represent ideas or things.
REPRESENT, verb. To bring a sensation of into the mind or sensorium; to cause to be known, felt, or apprehended; to present.
REPRESENT, verb. To form or image again in consciousness, as an object of cognition or apprehension (something presentative, which was originally apprehended by direct presentation).
REPRESENT, verb. To constitute, to make up, to be a example of.

Dictionary definition

REPRESENT, 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".
REPRESENT, verb. Express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol; "What does the Statue of Liberty symbolize?".
REPRESENT, verb. Be representative or typical for; "This period is represented by Beethoven".
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".
REPRESENT, verb. Serve as a means of expressing something; "The flower represents a young girl".
REPRESENT, verb. Be characteristic of; "This compositional style is exemplified by this fugue".
REPRESENT, 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".
REPRESENT, verb. Be the defense counsel for someone in a trial; "Ms. Smith will represent the defendant".
REPRESENT, verb. Create an image or likeness of; "The painter represented his wife as a young girl".
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".
REPRESENT, verb. Perform (a play), especially on a stage; "we are going to stage `Othello'".
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".
REPRESENT, verb. Point out or draw attention to in protest or remonstrance; "our parents represented to us the need for more caution".
REPRESENT, verb. Bring forward and present to the mind; "We presented the arguments to him"; "We cannot represent this knowledge to our formal reason".
REPRESENT, verb. To establish a mapping (of mathematical elements or sets).

Wise words

A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged; it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and time in which it is used.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.