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Definitions of present:

  • noun:   a verb tense that expresses actions or states at the time of speaking
  • noun:   something presented as a gift
    Example: "His tie was a present from his wife"
  • noun:   the period of time that is happening now; any continuous stretch of time including the moment of speech
    Example: "That is enough for the present"
  • verb:   hand over formally
  • verb:   introduce
  • verb:   bring forward and present to the mind
    Example: "We presented the arguments to him"
  • verb:   formally present a debutante, a representative of a country, etc.
  • verb:   give, especially as a reward
  • verb:   recognize with a gesture prescribed by a miltary regulation; assume a prescribed position
  • verb:   cause to come to know personally
  • verb:   deliver (a speech, oration, or idea)
    Example: "The commencement speaker presented a forceful speech that impressed the students"
  • verb:   represent in a painting, drawing, sculpture, or verbally
  • verb:   perform (a play), especially on a stage
  • verb:   give as a present; make a gift of
  • verb:   present somebody with something, usually to accuse or criticize
  • verb:   show or demonstrate something to an interested audience
  • adjective:   spatial sense; being or existing in a specified place
    Example: "The murderer is present in this room"

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See present used in context: 21 poetry verses, 13 Shakespeare works, 9 Bible passages, 30 definitions

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