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Represent Definition and Meaning

By Tayyaba Rehman & Fiza Rafique — Updated on February 11, 2024
Represent means to serve as a symbol or embodiment of something, or to act on behalf of someone. e.g., The statue represents the city's rich history.
Represent

Represent Definitions

To embody or exemplify a quality or idea.
The athlete represents determination and hard work.
Urooj Arif
Feb 03, 2024
To act or speak for a group or community.
The lawyer represents the interests of his clients.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 03, 2024
To describe or illustrate a subject or entity.
The brochure represents the hotel as luxurious and elegant.
Fiza Rafique
Feb 03, 2024
To constitute or make up a part of something.
Each star on the flag represents a state.
Fiza Rafique
Feb 03, 2024
To serve as an example or specimen of a class or type.
This species represents a rare ecological niche.
Urooj Arif
Feb 03, 2024
To have as a meaning, suggestion, or association; stand for or symbolize
The rose represents beauty. The bald eagle represents the United States.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
To indicate or communicate by signs or symbols
Letters of the alphabet represent sounds.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
To depict in art; portray
The painting represents a woman wearing a hat.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
To describe or present in words; set forth
The article represents the shortcomings of our school system in some detail.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
To act the part or role of
Represented the villain in the story.
Urooj Arif
Jan 31, 2024
To present clearly to the mind
How are sense data represented to the mind?.
Fiza Rafique
Jan 31, 2024
To draw attention to by way of remonstrance or protest
Our parents represented to us the need for greater caution.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
To describe or put forward (a person or thing) as an embodiment of a specified quality
Tried to represent his opponent as untrustworthy.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
To serve as a delegate or agent for
She represents a district that is very concerned about high rents.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
To act as a spokesperson for.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
To be an example or examples of
The museum had several paintings representing the artist's early style.
Fiza Rafique
Jan 31, 2024
To be the equivalent of; amount to
The money in the bank represents the better part of their life savings.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
(transitive) To present again or anew; to present by means of something standing in the place of; to exhibit the counterpart or image of; to typify.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
(transitive) To portray visually; to delineate
A landscape can be represented in a picture.
The sculptor represented a horse in bronze.
Urooj Arif
Jan 31, 2024
(transitive) To portray by mimicry or acting; to act the part or character of
It has always been his dream to represent Hamlet on Broadway.
Fiza Rafique
Jan 31, 2024
(transitive) To stand or act in the place of; to perform the duties, exercise the rights, or otherwise act on behalf of
He sent his agent to represent himself at the meeting.
As he was too ill to accept the award, his brother represented him at the ceremony.
An attorney's job is to represent his client in court
Fiza Rafique
Jan 31, 2024
To act as a representative of (a country, state, district etc.)
They chose a member of Congress to represent their district.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
(transitive) To portray to another using language; to show; to give one's own impressions and judgement of
He represented that he was investigating for the police department.
Urooj Arif
Jan 31, 2024
(transitive) To give an account of; to describe.
Fiza Rafique
Jan 31, 2024
(transitive) To serve as a sign or symbol of
The @ symbol represents the online world.
A dove is often used to represent peace.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
(transitive) To bring a certain sensation of into the mind; to cause to be known, felt, or apprehended; to present.
Fiza Rafique
Jan 31, 2024
(transitive) To form or image again in consciousness, as an object of cognition or apprehension (something presentative, which was originally apprehended by direct presentation).
Fiza Rafique
Jan 31, 2024
(transitive) To constitute, to make up, to be an example of.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
To participate as a team member
Urooj Arif
Jan 31, 2024
To constitute a good example or symbol of a group of people; to acquit oneself well.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
(medicine) To present again, for instance for medical attention.
Represented to the emergency department
Fiza Rafique
Jan 31, 2024
To present again or anew; to present by means of something standing in the place of; to exhibit the counterpart or image of; to typify.
Before him burnSeven lamps, as in a zodiac representingThe heavenly fires.
Fiza Rafique
Jan 31, 2024
To portray by pictoral or plastic art; to delineate; as, to represent a landscape in a picture, a horse in bronze, and the like.
Urooj Arif
Jan 31, 2024
To portray by mimicry or action of any kind; to act the part or character of; to personate; as, to represent Hamlet.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
To stand in the place of; to supply the place, perform the duties, exercise the rights, or receive the share, of; to speak and act with authority in behalf of; to act the part of (another); as, an heir represents his ancestor; an attorney represents his client in court; a member of Congress represents his district in Congress.
Urooj Arif
Jan 31, 2024
To exhibit to another mind in language; to show; to give one's own impressions and judgement of; to bring before the mind; to set forth; sometimes, to give an account of; to describe.
He represented Rizzio's credit with the queen to be the chief and only obstacle to his success in that demand.
This bank is thought the greatest load on the Genoese, and the managers of it have been represented as a second kind of senate.
Fiza Rafique
Jan 31, 2024
To serve as a sign or symbol of; as, mathematical symbols represent quantities or relations; words represent ideas or things.
Urooj Arif
Jan 31, 2024
To bring a sensation of into the mind or sensorium; to cause to be known, felt, or apprehended; to present.
Among these. Fancy nextHer office holds; of all external thingsWhich he five watchful senses represent,She forms imaginations, aery shapes.
Urooj Arif
Jan 31, 2024
To form or image again in consciousness, as an object of cognition or apprehension (something which was originally apprehended by direct presentation). See Presentative, 3.
The general capability of knowledge necessarily requires that, besides the power of evoking out of unconsciousness one portion of our retained knowledge in preference to another, we posses the faculty of representing in consciousness what is thus evoked . . . This representative Faculty is Imagination or Phantasy.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
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
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
Express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol;
What does the Statue of Liberty symbolize?
Urooj Arif
Jan 31, 2024
Be representative or typical for;
This period is represented by Beethoven
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
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
This actor is a spokesperson for the National Rifle Association
Urooj Arif
Jan 31, 2024
Serve as a means of expressing something;
The flower represents a young girl
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
Be characteristic of;
This compositional style is exemplified by this fugue
Urooj Arif
Jan 31, 2024
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
Fiza Rafique
Jan 31, 2024
Be the defense counsel for someone in a trial;
Ms. Smith will represent the defendant
Urooj Arif
Jan 31, 2024
Create an image or likeness of;
The painter represented his wife as a young girl
Urooj Arif
Jan 31, 2024
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
Fiza Rafique
Jan 31, 2024
Perform (a play), especially on a stage;
We are going to stage `Othello'
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
Describe or present, usually with respect to a particular quality;
He represented this book as an example of the Russian 19th century novel
Urooj Arif
Jan 31, 2024
Point out or draw attention to in protest or remonstrance;
Our parents represented to us the need for more caution
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
Bring forward and present to the mind;
We presented the arguments to him
We cannot represent this knowledge to our formal reason
Fiza Rafique
Jan 31, 2024
To establish a mapping (of mathematical elements or sets)
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
To symbolize or stand for something.
The dove represents peace.
Fiza Rafique
Feb 03, 2024
To act as an agent or delegate for someone.
She was chosen to represent her class at the meeting.
Urooj Arif
Feb 03, 2024
To depict or portray in art, literature, or performance.
The painting represents a scene from mythology.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 03, 2024
To express or convey ideas or feelings.
The novel represents the struggles of the era.
Urooj Arif
Feb 03, 2024
To indicate, signify, or be a sign of something.
In mathematics, 'x' can represent an unknown value.
Fiza Rafique
Feb 03, 2024

Represent Example Sentences

He was proud to represent his school in the chess tournament.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 09, 2024
The characters in the story represent various human emotions.
Fiza Rafique
Feb 09, 2024
This equation represents the relationship between time and speed.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 09, 2024
As captain, she will represent her team at the award ceremony.
Urooj Arif
Feb 09, 2024
In this experiment, each number represents a different variable.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 09, 2024
The sculpture represents the struggle for freedom.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 09, 2024
The model represents how the solar system works.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 09, 2024
The lawyer was appointed to represent the defendant in court.
Fiza Rafique
Feb 09, 2024
The colors on the flag represent different aspects of the nation.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 09, 2024
Her painting represents the beauty of the natural world.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 09, 2024
The pie chart represents the company's earnings in different regions.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 09, 2024
The symbol represents unity and cooperation.
Fiza Rafique
Feb 09, 2024
She wrote a poem to represent her feelings about the journey.
Fiza Rafique
Feb 09, 2024
The spokesperson was chosen to represent the company's views.
Fiza Rafique
Feb 09, 2024
The mural on the wall represents the community's history.
Fiza Rafique
Feb 09, 2024

Represent Idioms & Phrases

Represent the backbone

To symbolize the fundamental support or strength of something.
Small businesses represent the backbone of the local economy.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 09, 2024

Represent a cross-section

To symbolize a diverse or representative sample.
The focus group represents a cross-section of the city's population.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 09, 2024

Represent in essence

To symbolize the core or fundamental nature of something.
The Statue of Liberty represents in essence the spirit of American freedom and diversity.
Urooj Arif
Feb 09, 2024

Represent a turning point

To symbolize a significant change in direction or momentum.
The invention of the internet represented a turning point in global communication.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 09, 2024

Represent the pinnacle

To symbolize the highest point or peak of achievement.
The Nobel Prize represents the pinnacle of scientific achievement.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 09, 2024

Represent a paradigm shift

To symbolize a fundamental change in approach or underlying assumptions.
The theory of relativity represented a paradigm shift in physics.
Fiza Rafique
Feb 09, 2024

Represent two sides of the same coin

To symbolize two things that are different but closely related.
Love and hate often represent two sides of the same coin.
Fiza Rafique
Feb 09, 2024

Represent the heart and soul

To symbolize the most essential and vital part of something.
Volunteers represent the heart and soul of the organization.
Urooj Arif
Feb 09, 2024

Represent the tip of the iceberg

To symbolize a small, visible part of a much larger issue or problem.
The cases we see are just representing the tip of the iceberg of this epidemic.
Fiza Rafique
Feb 09, 2024

Represent a window into

To symbolize a means of understanding or gaining insight into something.
Art represents a window into the human soul.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 09, 2024

Represent a bridge between

To symbolize something that connects or links two different things.
Bilingual education represents a bridge between different cultures.
Urooj Arif
Feb 09, 2024

Represent the glue that holds

To symbolize the force or element that binds things together.
Trust represents the glue that holds any relationship together.
Fiza Rafique
Feb 09, 2024

Represent a milestone

To symbolize a significant achievement or point in progress.
Graduating from college represents a milestone in many people's lives.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 09, 2024

Represent the forefront

To symbolize the leading position in a field or area.
She represents the forefront of medical research in her field.
Fiza Rafique
Feb 09, 2024

Represent a leap forward

To symbolize a significant advance or progress.
The new technology represents a leap forward in renewable energy.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 09, 2024

Represent a beacon of hope

To symbolize a source of inspiration or hope.
The successful vaccine trial represents a beacon of hope amidst the pandemic.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 09, 2024

Represent a cornerstone

To symbolize a fundamental basis or essential part of something.
Free speech represents a cornerstone of democratic societies.
Urooj Arif
Feb 09, 2024

Represent the voice of

To symbolize speaking on behalf of a group or cause.
The activist represents the voice of the marginalized community.
Urooj Arif
Feb 09, 2024

Represent the fruits of labor

To symbolize the results or rewards of hard work.
The published book represents the fruits of her labor over the years.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 09, 2024

Represent a flashpoint

To symbolize a point of high tension or conflict.
The political decision represented a flashpoint in the regional conflict.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 09, 2024

Common Curiosities

What is a stressed syllable in represent?

The stressed syllable in "represent" is the second one: -re-.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 09, 2024

Why is it called represent?

It is called "represent" because it comes from the Latin words "re" (again) and "praesentare" (to present), meaning to present again or to stand in for something or someone.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 09, 2024

What is the third form of represent?

The third form (past participle form) of "represent" is "represented."
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 09, 2024

How is represent used in a sentence?

Example: "She was chosen to represent her class at the meeting."
Fiza Rafique
Feb 09, 2024

What is the second form of represent?

The second form (past simple form) of "represent" is "represented."
Urooj Arif
Feb 09, 2024

How many syllables are in represent?

There are three syllables in "represent."
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 09, 2024

How do we divide represent into syllables?

"Represent" is divided into syllables as "rep-re-sent."
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 09, 2024

What is the plural form of represent?

"Represent" does not have a plural form as it is a verb.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 09, 2024

Is represent an abstract noun?

"Represent" is a verb, so it cannot be an abstract noun.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 09, 2024

What is the verb form of represent?

"Represent" itself is the verb form.
Fiza Rafique
Feb 09, 2024

What is the pronunciation of represent?

Represent is pronounced as /ˌrɛprɪˈzɛnt/.
Fiza Rafique
Feb 09, 2024

What is the root word of represent?

The root words of "represent" are the Latin "re" and "praesentare."
Urooj Arif
Feb 09, 2024

What is the first form of represent?

The first form (present form) of "represent" is "represent."
Urooj Arif
Feb 09, 2024

What part of speech is represent?

"Represent" is a verb.
Urooj Arif
Feb 09, 2024

Is represent a negative or positive word?

"Represent" is neutral; it is neither inherently negative nor positive.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 09, 2024

Is represent a vowel or consonant?

The word "represent" starts with a consonant.
Fiza Rafique
Feb 09, 2024

Is represent a countable noun?

"Represent" is not a noun; it's a verb.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 09, 2024

Is the represent term a metaphor?

"Represent" can be used metaphorically depending on the context.
Urooj Arif
Feb 09, 2024

Is the word represent imperative?

"Represent" can be used in the imperative form, as in "Represent us well at the conference."
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 09, 2024

Is the word represent Gerund?

The gerund form of "represent" is "representing."
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 09, 2024

Which determiner is used with represent?

Determiners are not typically used with the verb "represent."
Urooj Arif
Feb 09, 2024

What is another term for represent?

Another term for "represent" is "symbolize" or "stand for."
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 09, 2024

Is represent a noun or adjective?

"Represent" is a verb, not a noun or adjective.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 09, 2024

Is represent a collective noun?

"Represent" is not a noun, so it cannot be a collective noun.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 09, 2024

Which vowel is used before represent?

There is no specific rule for a vowel used before "represent." It depends on the context of the sentence.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 09, 2024

Which article is used with represent?

Articles are not used with the verb "represent." However, when using its noun form (representation), articles like "the" or "a" can be used.
Urooj Arif
Feb 09, 2024

What is the opposite of represent?

The opposite of "represent" could be "misrepresent" or "distort."
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 09, 2024

Is the word “represent” a Direct object or an Indirect object?

"Represent" is a verb, so it cannot be a direct or indirect object, but it can have direct or indirect objects in a sentence.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 09, 2024

What is the singular form of represent?

"Represent" does not have a singular form as it is a verb.
Fiza Rafique
Feb 09, 2024

Is represent an adverb?

No, "represent" is not an adverb.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 09, 2024

Which preposition is used with represent?

Common prepositions used with "represent" include "for," "as," and "in."
Urooj Arif
Feb 09, 2024

Which conjunction is used with represent?

There is no specific conjunction that is always used with "represent." It depends on the sentence structure.
Urooj Arif
Feb 09, 2024

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Tayyaba Rehman
Tayyaba Rehman is a distinguished writer, currently serving as a primary contributor to askdifference.com. As a researcher in semantics and etymology, Tayyaba's passion for the complexity of languages and their distinctions has found a perfect home on the platform. Tayyaba delves into the intricacies of language, distinguishing between commonly confused words and phrases, thereby providing clarity for readers worldwide.
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Fiza Rafique is a skilled content writer at AskDifference.com, where she meticulously refines and enhances written pieces. Drawing from her vast editorial expertise, Fiza ensures clarity, accuracy, and precision in every article. Passionate about language, she continually seeks to elevate the quality of content for readers worldwide.

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