Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun representative

4 senses of representative

Sense 1
representative -- (a person who represents others)
       => negotiator, negotiant, treater -- (someone who negotiates (confers with others in order to reach a settlement))

Sense 2
spokesperson, interpreter, representative, voice -- (an advocate who represents someone else's policy or purpose; "the meeting was attended by spokespersons for all the major organs of government")
       => advocate, advocator, proponent, exponent -- (a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea)

Sense 3
congressman, congresswoman, representative -- (a member of the United States House of Representatives)
       => legislator -- (someone who makes or enacts laws)

Sense 4
example, illustration, instance, representative -- (an item of information that is typical of a class or group; "this patient provides a typical example of the syndrome"; "there is an example on page 10")
       => information -- (knowledge acquired through study or experience or instruction)

Antonyms of adj representative

3 senses of representative

Sense 1
representative -- (serving to represent or typify; "representative moviegoers"; "a representative modern play")

INDIRECT (VIA typical) -> atypical, untypical -- (not representative of a group, class, or type; "a group that is atypical of the target audience"; "a class of atypical mosses"; "atypical behavior is not the accepted type of response that we expect from children")

Sense 2
representative (vs. nonrepresentative) -- (standing for something else; "the bald eagle is representative of the United States")

nonrepresentative (vs. representative), unsymbolic -- (not standing for something else)

Sense 3
representative -- (being or characteristic of government by representation in which citizens exercise power through elected officers and representatives; "representative government as defined by Abraham Lincoln is government of the people, by the people, for the people")

INDIRECT (VIA democratic) -> undemocratic -- (not in agreement with or according to democratic doctrine or practice or ideals; "the union broke with its past undemocratic procedures")

Similarity of adj representative

3 senses of representative

Sense 1
representative -- (serving to represent or typify; "representative moviegoers"; "a representative modern play")
       => typical (vs. atypical) -- (exhibiting the qualities or characteristics that identify a group or kind or category; "a typical American girl"; "a typical suburban community"; "the typical car owner drives 10,000 miles a year"; "a painting typical of the Impressionist school"; "a typical romantic poem"; "a typical case of arteritis")

Sense 2
representative (vs. nonrepresentative) -- (standing for something else; "the bald eagle is representative of the United States")
       => allegorical, allegoric -- (used in or characteristic of or containing allegory; "allegorical stories"; "an allegorical painting of Victory leading an army")
       => emblematic, emblematical, symbolic, symbolical -- (serving as a visible symbol for something abstract; "a crown is emblematic of royalty"; "the spinning wheel was as symbolic of colonical Massachusetts as the codfish")

Sense 3
representative -- (being or characteristic of government by representation in which citizens exercise power through elected officers and representatives; "representative government as defined by Abraham Lincoln is government of the people, by the people, for the people")
       => democratic (vs. undemocratic) -- (characterized by or advocating or based upon the principles of democracy or social equality; "democratic government"; "a democratic country"; "a democratic scorn for bloated dukes and lords"- George du Maurier)

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