Definitions of represent

  1.   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"
  2.   serve as a means of expressing something; " The flower represents a young girl"
  3.   To serve as a sign or symbol of; as, mathematical symbols represent quantities or relations; words represent ideas or things.
  4.   To bring before the mind; portary or depict.
  5.   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.
  6.   To act as agent for; stand in the place of; be an instance of.
  7.   express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol; " What does the Statue of Liberty symbolize?"
  8.   be representative or typical for; " This period is represented by Beethoven"
  9.   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.
  10.   create an image or likeness of, in art
  11.   create an image or likeness of; " The painter represented his wife as a young girl"
  12.   To portray by pictoral or plastic art; to delineate; as, to represent a landscape in a picture, a horse in bronze, and the like.
  13.   perform ( a play), esp. on a stage; " we are going to stage ` Othello'"
  14.   describe or present, usually with respect to a particular quality; " He represented this book as an example of the Russian 19th century novel"
  15.   bring forward and present to the mind; " We presented the arguments to him"; " We cannot represent this knowledge to our formal reason"
  16.   To show or exhibit by resemblance; to describe; to show by words and actions, as in a play on the stage; to personate; to act the character of another, as in a play; to act as a substitute, for; to show by arguments or a statement of facts.
  17.   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"
  18.   to establish a mapping ( of mathematical elements or sets)
  19.   To portray by mimicry or action of any kind; to act the part or character of; to personate; as, to represent Hamlet.
  20.   To exhibit the image of: to serve as a sign of: to personate or act the part of: to stand in the place of: to bring before the mind: to describe.
  21.   To show or exhibit by resemblance; to describe; to exhibit; to personate; to stand and act for; to show by arguments, reasoning, or statements; to stand in the place of.
  22.   be the defense counsel for someone in a trial; " Ms. Smith will represent the defendant"
  23.   perform ( a play), especially on a stage; " we are going to stage ` Othello'"
  24.   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.
  25.   To form or image again in consciousness, as an object of cognition or apprehension ( something which was originally apprehended by direct presentation). See Presentative, 3.
  26.   To exhibit the image of; stand for; act the part of; stand in the place of; bring before the mind; describe.
  27.   To bring a sensation of into the mind or sensorium; to cause to be known, felt, or apprehended; to present.
  28.   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.
  29.   point out or draw attention to in protest or remonstrance; " our parents represented to us the need for more caution"
  30.   be characteristic of; " This compositional style is exemplified by this fugue"
  31.   To present again.
  32.   To make clear to the mind; as, that story represents a great truth; to make or show a likeness of; as, the picture represents a moonlit sea; to make a statement about in order to influence opinion or to give a desired effect; as, he represented himself to be in want; act or speak in place of; as, he represents his father in the business; act the part of; as, he represented a clown in the play.

Quotes of represent

  1. The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. – Aristotle
  2. These fallen heroes represent the character of a nation who has a long history of patriotism and honor- and a nation who has fought many battles to keep our country free from threats of terror. – Michael N. Castle
  3. If the communist party is controlling China, they represent China. – Alex Chiu
  4. If we don't get this economy going, the numbers that represent this stimulus package are going to be small compared to the loss of revenue to the federal government for our economy. – Judd Gregg
  5. Let's all understand that these guiding principles cannot be discarded for short -term political gains. They represent what this country is all about. They are indigenous to the American idea. And these are principles which are not negotiable. – Barbara Jordan
  6. Males do not represent two discrete populations, heterosexual and homosexual. The world is not to be divided into sheeps and goats. Not all things are black nor all things white. – Alfred Kinsey
  7. I feel like I've been way overexposed in the press. I'd rather play shows and represent myself in person. – Sean Lennon
  8. I think I represent a more left -wing view of what jazz is. – Pat Metheny
  9. I am honored that my freshman class colleagues have put their trust in me to represent our historic class at the leadership table. The incoming freshman class of Representatives is large and diverse but we share many common goals including cutting wasteful spending, getting our economy back on track and making government smarter and more efficient. – Kristi Noem
  10. The best source for finding an agent is called Literary Agents of North America. It's a complete list of agents, not only by name and address, but by type of book they represent and by what their submission criteria are. – Sara Paretsky
  11. I speak directly to the people, and I know that the people of California want to have better leadership. They want to have great leadership. They want to have somebody that will represent them. And it doesn't matter if you're a Democrat or a Republican, young or old. – Arnold Schwarzenegger
  12. A typical agent in New York gets 400 query letters a month. Of those, they might ask to read 3 -4 manuscripts, and of those, they might ask to represent 1. – Nicholas Sparks
  13. Placing on writers the responsibility to represent a culture is an onerous burden. – Amy Tan
  14. The final ballots represent players, managers, executives and builders who are top -tier candidates and worthy of review for consideration for election to the Hall of Fame. – Fay Vincent

Usage examples for represent

  1. About a third of the whole number have been supposed to represent Beaumont's influence more or less directly. ” – A History of English Literature Elizabethan Literature by George Saintsbury
  2. Honest as he was, he did not feel called upon to examine whether glad was really the word to represent the feeling which the thought of what he had escaped, and of the creature he had saved from death, had sent up into his consciousness. ” – Paul Faber, Surgeon by George MacDonald
  3. But they represent you men. ” – The Co-Citizens by Corra Harris
  4. They bring to mind the lives they represent and I can tell their voices apart.... ” – Pélléas and Mélisande by Maurice Maeterlinck
  5. These eleven rats represent only 4. 3 per cent of the total number captured. ” – Ecological Observations on the Woodrat, Neotoma floridana by Henry S. Fitch Dennis G. Rainey
  6. It was now determined that the Queen might send Commissioners to the Assembly to represent her interests. ” – John Knox and the Reformation by Andrew Lang
  7. “ I have often tried to represent to myself exactly what elements there were in Frank that had such an effect upon this wise and positive old man. ” – None Other Gods by Robert Hugh Benson
  8. He is chosen to represent the divine character. ” – How to Live a Holy Life by C. E. Orr
  9. They were so ill made, says he, that one could scarcely guess that they were intended to represent men. ” – The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II by A.E. Nordenskieold
  10. If you will retire to the library, Wayne, I will arrange this matter with whoever may represent Major Brennan. ” – My Lady of the North by Randall Parrish
  11. “ To be sure, it was quite true that they did belong to each other; but at the same time, so long as she was Lucy Wodehouse, she had no right to be called upon to represent the clergyman," even in " the district" which was so important to both. ” – The Perpetual Curate by Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
  12. “ I represent our county. ” – The Desired Woman by Will N. Harben
  13. It seems to me it must represent something. ” – Father Payne by Arthur Christopher Benson
  14. They might represent his " luck"- such as there was of it- who knew? ” – The Mating of Lydia by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  15. You have not to represent the world. ” – The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 24 (of 25) by Robert Louis Stevenson Other: Andrew Lang
  16. However it be, I think I cannot better represent the several sorts of Episodes which I have mentioned, than by an Instance nearly ally'd to my Subject; I mean that of a General making a Campaign. ” – The Preface to the Aeneis of Virgil (1718) by Joseph Trapp
  17. And I entreat you to say a word for me to Mr. Jaggers, and to represent to him that, all circumstances considered, he ought to be more open with me! ” – Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  18. The many short lines facing each other represent mountains. ” – Home Geography For Primary Grades by C. C. Long
  19. It was revealed to me that this was a Divine Call to represent the Truth in the Parliament of the nation. ” – The Fortunate Youth by William J. Locke
  20. What section of the community does he represent – Leading Articles on Various Subjects by Hugh Miller

Idioms for represent

  • represent sth to sm;
  • represent sm in sth;
  • represent sm or sth as sth;