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[v. pri-zent; n. prez-uh nt] /v. prɪˈzɛnt; n. ˈprɛz ənt/
verb (used with object)
1.
to furnish or endow with a gift or the like, especially by formal act:
to present someone with a gold watch.
2.
to bring, offer, or give, often in a formal or ceremonious way:
to present one's card.
3.
afford or furnish (an opportunity, possibility, etc.).
4.
to hand over or submit, as a bill or a check, for payment:
The waiter presented our bill for lunch.
5.
to introduce (a person) to another, especially in a formal manner:
Mrs. Smith, may I present Mr. Jones?
6.
to bring before or introduce to the public:
to present a new play.
7.
to come to show (oneself) before a person, in or at a place, etc.
8.
to show or exhibit:
This theater will present films on a larger screen.
9.
to bring forth or render for or before another or others; offer for consideration:
to present an alternative plan.
10.
to set forth in words; frame or articulate:
to present arguments.
11.
to represent, impersonate, or act, as on the stage.
12.
to direct, point, or turn (something) to something or someone:
He presented his back to the audience.
13.
to level or aim (a weapon, especially a firearm).
14.
Law.
  1. to bring against, as a formal charge against a person.
  2. to bring formally to the notice of the proper authority, as an offense.
15.
British Ecclesiastical. to offer or recommend (a member of the clergy) to the bishop for institution to a benefice.
verb (used without object)
16.
Medicine/Medical.
  1. (of a fetus) to be visible at the cervix during labor:
    In a normal delivery, the baby’s head presents first.
  2. (of a medical condition) to be evident from the presence of certain symptoms:
    Depression often presents with disturbed sleep or appetite.
  3. (of a patient) to have a certain symptom or medical condition, especially as reported during a medical examination:
    A 22-year-old man presents with shortness of breath.
noun, present
17.
a thing presented as a gift; gift:
Christmas presents.
Origin
1175-1225
1175-1225; (noun) Middle English < Old French, orig. in phrase en present in presence (see present1); (v.) Middle English presenten < Old French presenter < Medieval Latin praesentāre to give, show, present for approval, Latin: to exhibit (to the mind or senses), derivative of praesēns present1
Related forms
self-presented, adjective
unpresented, adjective
Synonyms
1. bestow, donate. See give. 2. proffer. 3. yield. 5. See introduce. 9. introduce. 11. enact. 17. benefaction, grant, tip, gratuity. Present, gift, donation, bonus refer to something freely given. Present and gift are both used of something given as an expression of affection, friendship, interest, or respect. Present is the less formal; gift is generally used of something conferred (especially with ceremony) on an individual, a group, or an institution: a birthday present; a gift to a bride. Donation applies to an important gift, most often of money and usually of considerable size, though the term is often used to avoid the suggestion of charity in speaking of small gifts to or for the needy: a donation to an endowment fund, to the Red Cross. Bonus applies to something, again usually money, given in addition to what is due, especially to employees who have worked for a long time or particularly well: a bonus at the end of the year.
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Examples for presented
  • Maud promptly dug them up and presented them to her husband.
  • The story was also presented emotionally, but was still informative.
  • There he laid aside his wings, and kept only his wand, with which he presented himself as a shepherd driving his flock.
  • Sometimes as they sat thus a picture of village life presented itself to them.
  • On entering the amphitheater, new objects of wonder presented themselves.
  • On entering the amphitheatre, new objects of wonder presented themselves.
  • The more difficult the intellectual problem presented in any given election, the more educative the effect of the discussion.
  • Among them, eight patients presented themselves who had at different periods of their lives had the cow-pox.
  • These results show that information presented during sleep can influence subsequent retrieval during waking.
  • Researchers presented volunteers with a number of different scenarios.
British Dictionary definitions for presented

present1

/ˈprɛzənt/
adjective
1.
(prenominal) in existence at the moment in time at which an utterance is spoken or written
2.
(postpositive) being in a specified place, thing, etc the murderer is present in this room
3.
(prenominal) now in consideration or under discussion the present topic, the present author
4.
(grammar) denoting a tense of verbs used when the action or event described is occurring at the time of utterance or when the speaker does not wish to make any explicit temporal reference
5.
(archaic) readily available; instant present help is at hand
6.
(archaic) mentally alert; attentive
noun
7.
the present, the time being; now
8.
(grammar)
  1. the present tense
  2. a verb in this tense
9.
at present, at the moment; now
10.
for the present, for the time being; temporarily
See also presents
Word Origin
C13: from Latin praesens, from praeesse to be in front of, from prae- before, in front + esse to be

present2

verb (mainly transitive) (prɪˈzɛnt)
1.
to introduce (a person) to another, esp to someone of higher rank
2.
to introduce to the public to present a play
3.
to introduce and compere (a radio or television show)
4.
to show; exhibit he presented a brave face to the world
5.
to put forward; submit she presented a proposal for a new book
6.
to bring or suggest to the mind to present a problem
7.
to give or award to present a prize
8.
to endow with or as if with a gift or award to present a university with a foundation scholarship
9.
to offer formally to present one's compliments
10.
to offer or hand over for action or settlement to present a bill
11.
to represent or depict in a particular manner the actor presented Hamlet as a very young man
12.
to salute someone with (one's weapon) (usually in the phrase present arms)
13.
to aim or point (a weapon)
14.
to nominate (a clergyman) to a bishop for institution to a benefice in his diocese
15.
to lay (a charge, etc) before a court, magistrate, etc, for consideration or trial
16.
to bring a formal charge or accusation against (a person); indict
17.
(mainly US) (of a grand jury) to take notice of (an offence) from personal knowledge or observation, before any bill of indictment has been drawn up
18.
(intransitive) (med) to seek treatment for a particular symptom or problem she presented with postnatal depression
19.
(intransitive) (informal) to produce a favourable, etc impression she presents well in public, he presents as harmless but has poisoned his family
20.
present oneself, to appear, esp at a specific time and place
noun (ˈprɛzənt)
21.
anything that is presented; a gift
22.
make someone a present of something, to give someone something I'll make you a present of a new car
Word Origin
C13: from Old French presenter, from Latin praesentāre to exhibit, offer, from praesenspresent1
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Word Origin and History for presented
present
c.1300, "existing at the time," from O.Fr. present (11c.), from L. præsentem (nom. præsens) "present, immediate, prompt," from prp. of præesse "be before (someone or something), be at hand," from præ- "before" + esse "to be." Meaning "being there" is from mid-14c. As a grammatical tense, recorded from late 14c.
present
late 13c., "to bring into the presence of," from O.Fr. presenter, from L. præsentare "to place before, show, exhibit," from præsens (see present (adj.)). Meaning "to give as a gift" first recorded mid-13c. Presentable "suitable in appearance" is first attested 1800.
present
early 13c., "thing offered, gift," from O.Fr. present, in phrases en present "(to offer) in the presence of," mettre en present "place before, give," from L.L. inpraesent "face to face," from L. in re præsenti "in the situation in question," from præsens "being there" (see present (adj.)), on the notion of "bringing something into someone's presence." Meaning "this point in time" (opposed to past and future) is attested from c.1500.
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presented in Medicine

present pre·sent (prĭ-zěnt')
v. pre·sent·ed, pre·sent·ing, pre·sents

  1. To appear or be felt first during birth. Used of the part of the fetus that proceeds first through the birth canal.

  2. To come before a doctor or nurse, as with a medical problem or condition.

  3. To manifest a symptom.

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