Represent Definition

represented, representing, represents
represented, representing, represents
To have as a meaning, suggestion, or association; stand for or symbolize.
The rose represents beauty. The bald eagle represents the United States.
American Heritage
To present a likeness or image of; portray; depict.
Webster's New World
To be a likeness or image of, as a picture or statue may be.
Webster's New World
To be a sign or symbol for; stand for; symbolize.
X represents the unknown.
Webster's New World
To present or picture to the mind.
Webster's New World

Origin of Represent

  • Middle English representen from Old French representer from Latin repraesentāre to show re- re- praesentāre to present present2

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French représenter, from Latin repraesentō.

    From Wiktionary

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