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represented Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. verb take the place of or be parallel or equivalent to
    represent; correspond; stand for.
    • Because of the sound changes in the course of history, an 'h' in Greek stands for an 's' in Latin
  2. verb express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol
    symbolise; typify; symbolize; represent; stand for.
    • What does the Statue of Liberty symbolize?
  3. verb be representative or typical for
    • This period is represented by Beethoven
  4. 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
  5. verb serve as a means of expressing something
    • The flower represents a young girl
  6. verb be characteristic of
    exemplify; represent.
    • This compositional style is exemplified by this fugue
  7. verb form or compose
    constitute; represent; be; comprise; make up.
    • 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
  8. verb be the defense counsel for someone in a trial
    represent; defend.
    • Ms. Smith will represent the defendant
  9. verb create an image or likeness of
    represent; interpret.
    • The painter represented his wife as a young girl
  10. verb play a role or part
    represent; play; act.
    • 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
  11. verb perform (a play), especially on a stage
    represent; present; stage.
    • we are going to stage `Othello'
  12. verb describe or present, usually with respect to a particular quality
    • He represented this book as an example of the Russian 19th century novel
  13. verb point out or draw attention to in protest or remonstrance
    • our parents represented to us the need for more caution
  14. verb bring forward and present to the mind
    represent; lay out; present.
    • We presented the arguments to him
    • We cannot represent this knowledge to our formal reason
  15. verb to establish a mapping (of mathematical elements or sets)
    map; represent.
  16. adjective represented accurately or precisely
    delineate; delineated.

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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