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
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?
verb be representative or typical for
- This period is represented by Beethoven
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
verb serve as a means of expressing something
- The flower represents a young girl
verb be characteristic of
- This compositional style is exemplified by this fugue
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
verb be the defense counsel for someone in a trial
- Ms. Smith will represent the defendant
verb create an image or likeness of
- The painter represented his wife as a young girl
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
verb perform (a play), especially on a stage
represent; present; stage.
- we are going to stage `Othello'
verb describe or present, usually with respect to a particular quality
- He represented this book as an example of the Russian 19th century novel
verb point out or draw attention to in protest or remonstrance
- our parents represented to us the need for more caution
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
verb to establish a mapping (of mathematical elements or sets)
adjective represented accurately or precisely
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