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re-present

[ree-pri-zent] /ˌri prɪˈzɛnt/
verb (used with object)
1.
to present again or anew.
Origin
1555-1565
1555-65; re- + present2
Can be confused
re-present, represent.

represent

[rep-ri-zent] /ˌrɛp rɪˈzɛnt/
verb (used with object)
1.
to serve to express, designate, stand for, or denote, as a word, symbol, or the like does; symbolize:
In this painting the cat represents evil and the bird, good.
2.
to express or designate by some term, character, symbol, or the like:
to represent musical sounds by notes.
3.
to stand or act in the place of, as a substitute, proxy, or agent does:
He represents the company in Boston.
4.
to speak and act for by delegated authority:
to represent one's government in a foreign country.
5.
to act for or in behalf of (a constituency, state, etc.) by deputed right in exercising a voice in legislation or government:
He represents Chicago's third Congressional district.
6.
to portray or depict; present the likeness of, as a picture does:
The painting represents him as a man 22 years old.
7.
to present or picture to the mind.
8.
to present in words; set forth; describe; state.
9.
to set forth or describe as having a particular character (usually followed by as, to be, etc.):
The article represented the dictator as a benevolent despot.
10.
to set forth clearly or earnestly with a view to influencing opinion or action or making protest.
11.
to present, produce, or perform, as on a stage.
12.
to impersonate, as in acting.
13.
to serve as an example or specimen of; exemplify:
a genus represented by two species.
14.
to be the equivalent of; correspond to:
The llama of the New World represents the camel of the Old World.
verb (used without object)
15.
to protest; make representations against.
16.
Slang. to use or display a secret handshake, sign, gesture, etc., for purposes of identification:
The gang members always represent when they see one another.
Origin
1325-75; Middle English representen < Middle French representer < Latin repraesentāre to bring about immediately, make present, equivalent to re- re- + praesentāre to present2
Related forms
representable, adjective
representability, noun
nonrepresentable, adjective
prerepresent, verb (used with object)
unrepresentable, adjective
Can be confused
re-present, represent.
Synonyms
1. exemplify. 6. delineate. 12. portray.
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Examples for representing
  • Instead of representing the landscape, however, he was drawing on the landscape itself.
  • Instead, the symbols may have been little more than pictograms representing political or religious figures.
  • Those constructions show crests representing family lineage and histories.
  • There are now hundreds of known fossils, stretching back six to seven million years and representing about two dozen species.
  • Not only are you representing yourself, you are representing your company.
  • On this circle, there is another circle representing the size of that particular planet.
  • In essence, the application asked for a patent on the exclusive use of the computer code representing the germ's genetic code.
  • In younger people the map stays sharp thanks to cells that dampen neural activity between areas representing different body parts.
  • My first impression is that the designs are representing a specific species of vegetation.
  • Politicians stand to make no money by representing the environment.
British Dictionary definitions for representing

represent

/ˌrɛprɪˈzɛnt/
verb (transitive)
1.
to stand as an equivalent of; correspond to our tent represents home to us when we go camping
2.
to act as a substitute or proxy (for)
3.
to act as or be the authorized delegate or agent for (a person, country, etc) an MP represents his constituency
4.
to serve or use as a means of expressing letters represent the sounds of speech
5.
to exhibit the characteristics of; exemplify; typify romanticism in music is represented by Beethoven
6.
to present an image of through the medium of a picture or sculpture; portray
7.
to bring clearly before the mind
8.
to set forth in words; state or explain
9.
to describe as having a specified character or quality; make out to be he represented her as a saint
10.
to act out the part of on stage; portray
11.
to perform or produce (a play); stage
Derived Forms
representable, adjective
representability, noun
Word Origin
C14: from Latin repraesentāre to exhibit, from re- + praesentāre to present²

re-present

/ˌriːprɪˈzɛnt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to present again
Derived Forms
re-presentation (ˌriːprɛzənˈteɪʃən) noun
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Word Origin and History for representing

represent

v.

late 14c., "to bring to mind by description," also "to symbolize, serve as a sign or symbol of; serve as the type or embodiment of;" from Old French representer "present, show, portray" (12c.), from Latin repraesentare "make present, set in view, show, exhibit, display," from re-, intensive prefix (see re-), + praesentare "to present," literally "to place before" (see present (v.)). Legislative sense is attested from 1650s. Related: Represented; representing.

re-present

v.

"to offer again," 1560s, from re- + present (v.). Related: Re-presented; re-presenting; re-presentation.

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