represent has definitions from the fields of mathematics,theater,work
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[ verb ] take the place of or be parallel or equivalent to

Examples

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

Used in print

(Schubert Ogden, Christ Without Myth....)

Modern man , as Dietrich_Bonhoeffer has told us , has `` come_of_age '' ; and though this process by_no_means represents an unambiguous gain and is , in_fact , marked by the estrangement from the depths that seems to be the cost of human maturation , it is still a positive step forward ; and those of us who so richly benefit from it should be the last to despise it .

(Edward E. Kelly, S.J., "Christian Unity in England"...)

Representing as_it_did the efforts of only unauthorized individuals of the Roman and Anglican_Churches , and urging a communion of prayer unacceptable to Rome , this association produced little fruit , and , in_fact , was condemned by the Holy_Office in 1864 .

Now , in 1961 , the Catholic population of England is still quite small ( ten per_cent , or 5 million ) ; yet it represents a very considerable percentage of the churchgoing population .

(Jack Kaplan, "The Health Machine Menace: Therapy by...)

Not_only do these quacks assume impressive titles , but represent themselves as being associated with various scientific or impressive foundations - foundations which often have little more than a letterhead existence .

(Howard Nemerov, "Themes and Methods: The Early...)

His unsuccessful strivings to give_up drink are represented as religious strivings ; he keeps a bottle in a wardrobe at home , and `` before this wardrobe Praisegod_Piepsam had before now gone literally on his knees , and in his wrestlings had bitten his tongue - and still in_the_end capitulated '' .

2
[ verb ] express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol

Examples

"What does the Statue of Liberty symbolize?"

Used in print

(St. Louis Post-Dispatch,...)

Using a Batista man to screen refugees represented a total misunderstanding of the democratic forces which alone can effectively oppose Castro .

(The Christian Science Monitor,...)

The collected works of James_Thurber , now numbering 25 volumes ( including the present exhibit ) represent a high standard of literary excellence , as every schoolboy knows .

The Concerts - Nos. 2 , 6 , 9 , 10 and 14 are represented - are really closer to chamber suites than to concertos in the Italian sense .

(Schuyler Cammann, "The Magic Square of Three in...)

Thus the middle number , 5 , represented Sung-Shan in Honan , Central_China ; the 3 , T ' ai-Shan in Shantung , East_China ; the 7 , Hwa-Shan in Shensi , West_China ; the 1 , Heng-Shan in Hopei , North_China ( or the mountain with the same name in neighboring Shansi ) ; and the 9 , Huo-Shan in Anhwei , which was then the South_Sacred_Mountain .

For the rivers , the 4 represented the Huai , to the ( then ) Southeast ; the 2 , the San_Kiang ( three rivers ) in the ( then ) Southwest ; the 8 , the Chi in the Northeast ; and the 6 , the ( upper ) Yellow_River in the Northwest .

3
[ verb ] be representative or typical for

Examples

"This period is represented by Beethoven"

Used in print

(The Dallas Morning News,...)

Dewey_Lawrence , a Tyler lawyer representing the Texas_Bankers_Association , sounded the opposition keynote when he said it would force banks to violate their contractual obligations with depositors and undermine the confidence of bank customers .

(Schubert Ogden, Christ Without Myth....)

For we have said , in_effect , that of the two alternatives to his position variously represented by the other participants in the demythologizing discussion , only one is really an alternative .

Whereas Bultmann 's `` center '' position is structurally inconsistent and is therefore indefensible on formal grounds alone , the general position of the `` right '' , as represented , say , by Karl_Barth , involves the rejection or at_least qualification of the demand for demythologization and so is invalidated on the material grounds we have just considered .

It follows , then , provided the possibilities have been exhausted , that the only real alternative is the general viewpoint of the `` left '' , which has been represented on the Continent by Fritz_Buri and , to some extent at_least , is found in much that is significant in American and English theology .

We may show , first , that there cannot possibly be an alternative other_than the three typically represented by Bultmann , Barth , and Buri .

Related terms

be speak_for instantiate

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[ verb ] (work) be a delegate for; represent somebody's interest, as of politicians and office holders representing their constituents, or of a tenant representing other tenants in a housing dispute

Examples

"I represent the silent majority"

Used in print

(Kenneth Reiner, "Coping with Runaway Technology"...)

So we are faced with a vast network of amorphous entities perpetuating themselves in whatever manner they can , without regard_to the needs of society , controlling society and forcing upon it a regime representing only the corporation 's needs for survival .

(Legislation on Foreign Relations. Committee on Foreign...)

The Attorney_General shall assign such officers and employees of the Department_of_Justice as may be necessary to represent the United_States as to any claims of the Government of the United_States with_respect_to which the Commission has jurisdiction under this title .

(U.S. Reports. Volume 366. Cases Adjudged in the...)

The first pretrial conference - held to appoint amici_curiae to represent the interest of the stockholders of du_Pont and General_Motors and to consider the procedure to be followed in the subsequent hearings - took_place on September 25 , 1957 .

Related terms

serve representation

5
[ verb ] serve as a means of expressing something

Examples

"The flower represents a young girl"

Used in print

(Marvin Schiller, "The Sheep's in the Meadow,"...)

Like Eliot , in my fantasies , I had a proud bearing and , with a skill that was vaguely continental , I would lead Jessica through an evening of dancing and handsome descriptions of my newest exploits , would guide her gently to the night 's climax which , in my dreams , was always represented by our almost suffocating one another to death with deep , moist kisses burning with love .

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[ verb ] be characteristic of

Synonyms

exemplify typify

Examples

: "This compositional style is exemplified by this fugue"

Used in print

(Public Papers of the Presidents of the U.S. D. D....)

The first capability is represented by a combination of manned bombers , carrier based aircraft , and intercontinental and intermediate range missiles .

The second capability is represented by our deployed ground , naval , and air forces in essential forward areas , together with ready reserves capable of effecting early emergency reinforcement .

Related terms

embody typification

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[ verb ] form or compose

Examples

"This money is my only income" "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"

Used in print

(Chester G. Starr, The Origins of Greek Civili...)

In these respects the vases of the early eighth century represent a culmination of earlier lines of progress .

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[ verb ] be the defense counsel for someone in a trial

Synonyms

defend

Examples

"Ms. Smith will represent the defendant"

Used in print

(Chicago Daily Tribune...)

The disclosure by Charles_Bellows , chief defense counsel , startled observers and was viewed_as the prelude to a quarrel between the six attorneys representing the eight former policemen now on trial .

(Patrick Dennis, Little Me....)

Presidential coercion had succeeded not_only in poisoning the courtiers , `` toadies '' and sycophants of the `` bench '' against me , but it had been so far-reaching as to discourage any lawyer in the nation from representing me !

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[ verb ] create an image or likeness of

Synonyms

interpret

Examples

"The painter represented his wife as a young girl"

Used in print

(Clement Greenberg, "Collage" in his Art and...)

If , on_the_other_hand , they opted_for representation , it had to be representation per_se - representation as image pure_and_simple , without connotations ( at_least , without more than schematic ones ) of the three-dimensional space in which the objects represented originally existed .

(S. J. Perelman, The Rising Gorge. New York:...)

But it is the wooden sculpture from Bali , the one representing two men with their heads bent backward and their bodies interlaced by a fish , that I particularly call to your attention .

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[ verb ] (theater) play a role or part

Synonyms

play act

Examples

"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"

Used in print

(Peter Wyden, "The Chances of Accidental War"...)

One arm represented our bombers and missiles , the other arm `` theirs '' .

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[ verb ] point out or draw attention to in protest or remonstrance

Examples

"our parents represented to us the need for more caution"

Related terms

remonstrate representation

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[ verb ] bring forward and present to the mind

Synonyms

present lay_out

Examples

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

13
[ verb ] describe or present as an embodiment of a particular quality

Examples

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

Related terms

describe actualise symbolise

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[ verb ] (theater) perform (a play), esp. on a stage

Synonyms

present stage

Examples

"we are going to stage "Othello"

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[ verb ] (mathematics) to establish a mapping (of mathematical elements or sets)

Synonyms

map

Related terms

permute mapping

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