Key: "S:" = Show Synset (semantic) relations, "W:" = Show Word (lexical) relations
Display options for sense: (gloss) "an example sentence"
- S: (v) represent, stand for, correspond (take the place of or be parallel or equivalent to) "Because of the sound changes in the course of history, an `h' in Greek stands for an `s' in Latin"
- S: (v) typify, symbolize, symbolise, stand for, represent (express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol) "What does the Statue of Liberty symbolize?"
- S: (v) represent (be representative or typical for) "This period is represented by Beethoven"
- S: (v) represent (be a delegate or spokesperson for; represent somebody's interest or be a proxy or substitute for, as of politicians and office holders representing their constituents, or of a tenant representing other tenants in a housing dispute) "I represent the silent majority"
- S: (v) represent (serve as a means of expressing something) "The flower represents a young girl"
- S: (v) exemplify, represent (be characteristic of) "This compositional style is exemplified by this fugue"
- S: (v) constitute, represent, make up, comprise, be (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"
- S: (v) defend, represent (be the defense counsel for someone in a trial) "Ms. Smith will represent the defendant"
- S: (v) represent, interpret (create an image or likeness of) "The painter represented his wife as a young girl"
- S: (v) act, play, represent (play a role or part) "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"
- S: (v) stage, present, represent (perform (a play), especially on a stage) "we are going to stage `Othello'"
- S: (v) represent (describe or present, usually with respect to a particular quality) "He represented this book as an example of the Russian 19th century novel"
- S: (v) represent (point out or draw attention to in protest or remonstrance) "our parents represented to us the need for more caution"
- S: (v) present, represent, lay out (bring forward and present to the mind) "We presented the arguments to him"; "We cannot represent this knowledge to our formal reason"
- S: (v) map, represent (to establish a mapping (of mathematical elements or sets))