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Definition 1: a verb tense that expresses actions or states at the time of speaking - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for present in the sense of this definition

(present is a kind of ...) a grammatical category of verbs used to express distinctions of time

(... is a kind of present ) the use of the present tense to describe past actions or states

Definition 2: something presented as a gift - [noun denoting possession]

Samples where present or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his tie was a present from his wife

(present is a kind of ...) something acquired without compensation

(... is a kind of present ) a present given in celebration of a person's birthday

(... is a kind of present ) a present given at Christmas time

(... is a kind of present ) a present given to someone getting married

Definition 3: the period of time that is happening now; any continuous stretch of time including the moment of speech - [noun denoting time]

Samples where present or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • that is enough for the present
  • he lives in the present with no thought of tomorrow

Synonyms for present in the sense of this definition

(present is a kind of ...) the continuum of experience in which events pass from the future through the present to the past

"he waited for along time" "it took some time before he got an answer" "time flies like an arrow"

(... is a kind of present ) the momentary present

"Now is a good time to do it" "it worked up to right now"

(... is a kind of present ) at this time

"the disappointments of the here and now" "she is studying at the moment"

(... is a kind of present ) the present

"they are up to date" "we haven't heard from them to date"

(... is a kind of present ) the present occasion

"for the nonce"

(... is a kind of present ) the present time or age

"the world of today" "today we have computers"

(... is a kind of present ) the present or immediately coming night

Definition 4: bring forward and present to the mind - [verb of communication]

Samples where present or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We presented the arguments to him
  • We cannot represent this knowledge to our formal reason

Synonyms for present in the sense of this definition

(present is a kind of ...) express in words

"He said that he wanted to marry her" "tell me what is bothering you" "state your opinion" "state your name"

(... is a kind of present ) present reasons and arguments

(... is a kind of present ) give evidence of

"The evidence argues for your claim" "The results indicate the need for more work"

(... is a kind of present ) twist and turn so as to give an intended interpretation

"The President's spokesmen had to spin the story to make it less embarrassing"

Definition 5: cause to come to know personally - [verb of communication]

Samples where present or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • permit me to acquaint you with my son
  • introduce the new neighbors to the community

Synonyms for present in the sense of this definition

(present is a kind of ...) impart knowledge of some fact, state of affairs, or event to

"I informed him of his rights"

(... is a kind of present ) introduce anew

"We haven't met in a long time, so let me reintroduce myself"

(... is a kind of present ) formally present a debutante, a representative of a country, etc.

(... is a kind of present ) bring before the public for the first time, as of an actor, song, etc.

(present has a similar meaning as ...) make familiar or conversant with

"you should acquaint yourself with your new computer" "We familiarized ourselves with the new surroundings"

Definition 6: deliver (a speech, oration, or idea) - [verb of communication]

Samples where present or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The commencement speaker presented a forceful speech that impressed the students

Synonyms for present in the sense of this definition

(present is a kind of ...) express in speech

"She talks a lot of nonsense" "This depressed patient does not verbalize"

(... is a kind of present ) make speeches; hold forth, or harangue with a certain degree of formality

"These ministers speechify on every occasion"

Definition 7: recognize with a gesture prescribed by a military regulation; assume a prescribed position - [verb of communication]

Samples where present or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • When the officers show up, the soldiers have to salute

Synonyms for present in the sense of this definition

(present is a kind of ...) express greetings upon meeting someone

(present implies ...) show, express or direct through movement

"He gestured his desire to leave"

Definition 8: formally present a debutante, a representative of a country, etc. - [verb of communication]

(present is a kind of ...) cause to come to know personally

"permit me to acquaint you with my son" "introduce the new neighbors to the community"

Definition 9: present somebody with something, usually to accuse or criticize - [verb of communication]

Samples where present or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We confronted him with the evidence
  • He was faced with all the evidence and could no longer deny his actions
  • An enormous dilemma faces us

Synonyms for present in the sense of this definition

(present has a similar meaning as ...) deal with (something unpleasant) head on

"You must confront your problems" "He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes"

Definition 10: perform (a play), especially on a stage - [verb of creation]

Samples where present or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • we are going to stage `Othello'

Synonyms for present in the sense of this definition

(present is a kind of ...) create anew

"Re-create the boom of the West on a small scale"

(... is a kind of present ) locate

"The film is set in Africa"

(present belongs to category ...) arts or skills that require public performance

Definition 11: represent abstractly, for example in a painting, drawing, or sculpture - [verb of creation]

Samples where present or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The father is portrayed as a good-looking man in this painting

Synonyms for present in the sense of this definition

(present is a kind of ...) create an image or likeness of

"The painter represented his wife as a young girl"

(... is a kind of present ) present as worthy of regard, kindness, or confidence

"His paintings commend him to the artistic world"

(present belongs to category ...) the creation of beautiful or significant things

"art does not need to be innovative to be good" "I was never any good at art" "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"

Definition 12: give an exhibition of to an interested audience - [verb of perception]

Samples where present or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She shows her dogs frequently
  • We will demo the new software in Washington

Synonyms for present in the sense of this definition

(present is a kind of ...) make visible or noticeable

"She showed her talent for cooking" "Show me your etchings, please"

(... is a kind of present ) make understandable and clear

"This brings home my point"

Definition 13: give as a present; make a gift of - [verb of possession]

Samples where present or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • What will you give her for her birthday?

Synonyms for present in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of present ) give a present that one has received to someone else

"she regifted that ugly scarf she received from her aunt" "when I regift I hope the person likes the gift better than I do"

(... is a kind of present ) offer or present for acceptance

(... is a kind of present ) give to a charity or good cause

"I donated blood to the Red Cross for the victims of the earthquake" "donate money to the orphanage" "She donates to her favorite charity every month"

(... is a kind of present ) provide with a gift or entertainment

"Grandmother always treated us to the circus" "I like to treat myself to a day at a spa when I am depressed"

(... is a kind of present ) transfer by deed

"grant land"

(... is a kind of present ) relinquish possession or control over

"The squatters had to surrender the building after the police moved in"

(... is a kind of present ) leave or give by will after one's death

"My aunt bequeathed me all her jewelry" "My grandfather left me his entire estate"

(... is a kind of present ) give a tip or gratuity to in return for a service, beyond the compensation agreed on

"Remember to tip the waiter" "fee the steward"

(... is a kind of present ) dispose of in a lottery

"We raffled off a trip to the Bahamas"

(... is a kind of present ) make a gift of

"She gave away her antique furniture"

(... is a kind of present ) give to several people

"The teacher handed out the exams"

(... is a kind of present ) furnish with an endowment

"When she got married, she got dowered"

(... is a kind of present ) make over as a return

"They had to render the estate"

Definition 14: hand over formally - [verb of possession]

Synonyms for present in the sense of this definition

(present is a kind of ...) transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody

"I gave her my money" "can you give me lessons?" "She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care"

(... is a kind of present ) submit (a verdict) to a court

Definition 15: give, especially as an honor or reward - [verb of possession]

Samples where present or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • bestow honors and prizes at graduation

Synonyms for present in the sense of this definition

(present is a kind of ...) distribute according to a plan or set apart for a special purpose

"I am allocating a loaf of bread to everyone on a daily basis" "I'm allocating the rations for the camping trip"

(... is a kind of present ) present someone with a certificate

(... is a kind of present ) present

"The university conferred a degree on its most famous former student, who never graduated" "bestow an honor on someone"

Definition 16: introduce - [verb of stative]

Samples where present or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This poses an interesting question

Synonyms for present in the sense of this definition

(present is a kind of ...) 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"

Definition 17: temporal sense; intermediate between past and future; now existing or happening or in consideration - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where present or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the present leader
  • articles for present use
  • the present topic
  • the present system
  • present observations

(present is similar to ...) presently existing

"the existing system"

(present is similar to ...) of the present time and place

"the immediate revisions"

(present is similar to ...) in or of the present month

"your letter of the 10th inst"

(present is similar to ...) belonging to the present or recent times

"the latter-day problems of our society"

(... are attributes of present) the time when something happens

Definition 18: being or existing in a specified place - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where present or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the murderer is present in this room
  • present at the wedding
  • present at the creation

(present is similar to ...) being present (at a meeting or event, etc.)

"attendant members of the congregation"

(present is similar to ...) being always present

(present is similar to ...) existing in something specified

"depletion of the oxygen existing in the bloodstream"

(present is similar to ...) being here now

"is everyone here?"

(present is similar to ...) existing by nature and without artificial aid

"one of the 93 naturally occurring chemical elements"

(present is similar to ...) being present everywhere at once

(... are attributes of present) the state of being present; current existence

"he tested for the presence of radon"

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