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Definitions of 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
    Example: "I represent the silent majority"
  • verb:   be representative or typical for
    Example: "This period is represented by Beethoven"
  • verb:   take the place of or be parallel or equivalent to
  • verb:   point out or draw attention to in protest or remonstrance
    Example: "Our parents represented to us the need for more caution"
  • verb:   describe or present, usually with respect to a particular quality
    Example: "He represented this book as an example of the Russian 19th century novel"
  • verb:   serve as a means of expressing something
    Example: "The flower represents a young girl"
  • verb:   create an image or likeness of
    Example: "The painter represented his wife as a young girl"
  • verb:   be the defense counsel for someone in a trial
    Example: "Ms. Smith will represent the defendant"
  • verb:   form or compose
    Example: "This sum represents my entire income for a year"
  • verb:   be characteristic of
  • verb:   to establish a mapping (of mathematical elements or sets)
  • verb:   bring forward and present to the mind
    Example: "We cannot represent this knowledge to our formal reason"
  • verb:   perform (a play), especially on a stage
  • verb:   play a role or part
  • verb:   express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol

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