Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb represent

15 senses of represent

Sense 1
represent, stand for, correspond -- (take the place of or be parallel or equivalent to; "Because of the sound changes in the course of history, an 'h' in Greek stands for an 's' in Latin")
       => equal, be -- (be identical or equivalent to; "One dollar equals 1,000 rubles these days!")

Sense 2
typify, symbolize, symbolise, stand for, represent -- (express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol; "What does the Statue of Liberty symbolize?")
       => mean, intend -- (mean or intend to express or convey; "You never understand what I mean!"; "what do his words intend?")

Sense 3
represent -- (be representative or typical for; "This period is represented by Beethoven")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Sense 4
represent -- (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")
       => serve -- (do duty or hold offices; serve in a specific function; "He served as head of the department for three years"; "She served in Congress for two terms")

Sense 5
represent -- (serve as a means of expressing something; "The flower represents a young girl")
       => express, verbalize, verbalise, utter, give tongue to -- (articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise; "She expressed her anger"; "He uttered a curse")

Sense 6
exemplify, represent -- (be characteristic of; "This compositional style is exemplified by this fugue")
       => embody, be, personify -- (represent, as of a character on stage; "Derek Jacobi was Hamlet")

Sense 7
constitute, represent, make up, comprise, be -- (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")

Sense 8
defend, represent -- (be the defense counsel for someone in a trial; "Ms. Smith will represent the defendant")

Sense 9
represent, interpret -- (create an image or likeness of; "The painter represented his wife as a young girl")
       => re-create -- (create anew; "Re-create the boom of the West on a small scale")

Sense 10
act, play, represent -- (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")
       => re-create -- (create anew; "Re-create the boom of the West on a small scale")

Sense 11
stage, present, represent -- (perform (a play), especially on a stage; "we are going to stage `Othello'")
       => re-create -- (create anew; "Re-create the boom of the West on a small scale")

Sense 12
represent -- (describe or present, usually with respect to a particular quality; "He represented this book as an example of the Russian 19th century novel")
       => describe, depict, draw -- (give a description of; "He drew an elaborate plan of attack")

Sense 13
represent -- (point out or draw attention to in protest or remonstrance; "our parents represented to us the need for more caution")
       => remonstrate, point out -- (present and urge reasons in opposition)

Sense 14
present, represent, lay out -- (bring forward and present to the mind; "We presented the arguments to him"; "We cannot represent this knowledge to our formal reason")
       => state, say, tell -- (express in words; "He said that he wanted to marry her"; "tell me what is bothering you"; "state your opinion"; "state your name")

Sense 15
map, represent -- (to establish a mapping (of mathematical elements or sets))
       => permute, commute, transpose -- (change the order or arrangement of; "Dyslexics often transpose letters in a word")

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