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Definition 1: to establish a mapping (of mathematical elements or sets) - [verb of change]

Synonyms for represent in the sense of this definition

(represent is a kind of ...) change the order or arrangement of

"Dyslexics often transpose letters in a word"

Definition 2: serve as a means of expressing something - [verb of communication]

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

  • The flower represents a young girl

(represent is a kind of ...) articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise

"She expressed her anger" "He uttered a curse"

(... is a kind of represent ) represent falsely

"This statement misrepresents my intentions"

(... is a kind of represent ) represent something in a dramatic manner

"These events dramatize the lack of social responsibility among today's youth"

(... is a kind of represent ) portray in words

"The book portrays the actor as a selfish person"

(... is a kind of represent ) represent or express something abstract in tangible form

"This painting embodies the feelings of the Romantic period"

Definition 3: express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol - [verb of communication]

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

  • What does the Statue of Liberty symbolize?

Synonyms for represent in the sense of this definition

(represent is a kind of ...) mean or intend to express or convey

"You never understand what I mean!" "what do his words intend?"

(... is a kind of represent ) represent, as of a character on stage

"Derek Jacobi was Hamlet"

(... is a kind of represent ) embody the essential characteristics of or be a typical example of

"The fugue typifies Bach's style of composition"

Definition 4: point out or draw attention to in protest or remonstrance - [verb of communication]

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

  • our parents represented to us the need for more caution

(represent is a kind of ...) present and urge reasons in opposition

Definition 5: bring forward and present to the mind - [verb of communication]

Samples where represent 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 represent in the sense of this definition

(represent 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 represent ) present reasons and arguments

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

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

(... is a kind of represent ) 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 6: describe or present, usually with respect to a particular quality - [verb of communication]

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

  • He represented this book as an example of the Russian 19th century novel

(represent is a kind of ...) give a description of

"He drew an elaborate plan of attack"

(... is a kind of represent ) represent or identify by using a symbol; use symbols

"The poet symbolizes love in this poem" "These painters believed that artists should symbolize"

(... is a kind of represent ) represent or describe realistically

Definition 7: create an image or likeness of - [verb of creation]

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

  • The painter represented his wife as a young girl

Synonyms for represent in the sense of this definition

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

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

(... is a kind of represent ) represent by means of a graph

"chart the data"

(... is a kind of represent ) construct a model of

"model an airplane"

(... is a kind of represent ) represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface

"She drew an elephant" "Draw me a horse"

(... is a kind of represent ) represent abstractly, for example in a painting, drawing, or sculpture

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

(... is a kind of represent ) make a portrait of

"Goya wanted to portray his mistress, the Duchess of Alba"

(... is a kind of represent ) make a map of; show or establish the features of details of

"map the surface of Venus"

(... is a kind of represent ) represent according to a conventional style

"a stylized female head"

(... is a kind of represent ) show in, or as in, a picture

"This scene depicts country life" "the face of the child is rendered with much tenderness in this painting"

(... is a kind of represent ) succeed in representing or expressing something intangible

"capture the essence of Spring" "capture an idea"

(... is a kind of represent ) make a painting of

"He painted his mistress many times"

(... is a kind of represent ) represent in profile, by drawing or painting

(... is a kind of represent ) represent in the form of an animal

(... is a kind of represent ) represent by a silhouette

(... is a kind of represent ) represent materialistically, as in a painting or a sculpture

(represent 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 8: play a role or part - [verb of creation]

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

  • 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

Synonyms for represent in the sense of this definition

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

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

(... is a kind of represent ) give expression or emotion to, in a stage or movie role

(... is a kind of represent ) make a spoof of or make fun of

(... is a kind of represent ) represent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like

"She makes like an actress"

(... is a kind of represent ) assume or act the character of

"She impersonates Madonna" "The actor portrays an elderly, lonely man"

(... is a kind of represent ) play a subordinate role to (another performer)

"Olivier supported Gielgud beautifully in the second act"

(... is a kind of represent ) represent an incident, state, or emotion by action, especially on stage

"She could act neurotic anxiety"

(... is a kind of represent ) act out; represent or perform as if in a play

"She reenacted what had happened earlier that day"

(represent has a similar meaning as ...) pretend to be somebody in the framework of a game or playful activity

"Let's play like I am mommy" "Play cowboy and Indians"

(represent has a similar meaning as ...) perform on a stage or theater

"She acts in this play" "He acted in `Julius Caesar'" "I played in `A Christmas Carol'"

(represent has a similar meaning as ...) pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind

"He acted the idiot" "She plays deaf when the news are bad"

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

Definition 9: perform (a play), especially on a stage - [verb of creation]

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

  • we are going to stage `Othello'

Synonyms for represent in the sense of this definition

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

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

(... is a kind of represent ) locate

"The film is set in Africa"

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

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

  • I represent the silent majority

(represent is a kind of ...) 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"

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

  • This period is represented by Beethoven

(represent is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

(... is a kind of represent ) represent by an instance

"This word instantiates the usage that the linguists claimed to be typical for a certain dialect"

(... is a kind of represent ) be a spokesperson for

"He represents the Government's position"

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

  • Ms. Smith will represent the defendant

Synonyms for represent in the sense of this definition

Definition 13: form or compose - [verb of stative]

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

  • 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

Synonyms for represent in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of represent ) constitute the essence of

"Clothes make the man"

(... is a kind of represent ) form the substance of

"Greed and ambition composed his personality"

(... is a kind of represent ) to compose or represent

"This wall forms the background of the stage setting" "The branches made a roof" "This makes a fine introduction"

(... is a kind of represent ) range or extend over; occupy a certain area

"The plants straddle the entire state"

(... is a kind of represent ) be included in or classified as

"This falls under the rubric `various'"

(... is a kind of represent ) introduce

"This poses an interesting question"

(... is a kind of represent ) serve as a supplement to

"Vitamins supplemented his meager diet"

Definition 14: be characteristic of - [verb of stative]

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

  • This compositional style is exemplified by this fugue

Synonyms for represent in the sense of this definition

(represent is a kind of ...) represent, as of a character on stage

"Derek Jacobi was Hamlet"

Definition 15: take the place of or be parallel or equivalent to - [verb of stative]

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

  • Because of the sound changes in the course of history, an `h' in Greek stands for an `s' in Latin

Synonyms for represent in the sense of this definition

(represent is a kind of ...) be identical or equivalent to

"One dollar equals 1,000 rubles these days!"

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