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represent

  

      vb   tr  
1    to stand as an equivalent of; correspond to  
our tent represents home to us when we go camping     
2    to act as a substitute or proxy (for)  
3    to act as or be the authorized delegate or agent for (a person, country, etc.)  
an MP represents his constituency     
4    to serve or use as a means of expressing  
letters represent the sounds of speech     
5    to exhibit the characteristics of; exemplify; typify  
romanticism in music is represented by Beethoven     
6    to present an image of through the medium of a picture or sculpture; portray  
7    to bring clearly before the mind  
8    to set forth in words; state or explain  
9    to describe as having a specified character or quality; make out to be  
he represented her as a saint     
10    to act out the part of on stage; portray  
11    to perform or produce (a play); stage  
     (C14: from Latin repraesentare to exhibit, from re- + praesentare to present2)  
  representable      adj  
  representability      n  
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represent

  
1    act for, be, betoken, correspond to, equal, equate with, express, mean, serve as, speak for, stand for, substitute for, symbolize  
2    embody, epitomize, exemplify, personify, symbolize, typify  
3    delineate, denote, depict, describe, designate, evoke, express, illustrate, outline, picture, portray, render, reproduce, show, sketch  
4    describe as, make out to be, pass off as, pose as, pretend to be  
5    act, appear as, assume the role of, enact, exhibit, perform, play the part of, produce, put on, show, stage  

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n.
person who passed exams by IRS to represent companies or individuals regarding tax matters
[Bus.]
n.
representation of a facial expression composed with various combinations of keyboard characters used to convey the writer's feelings or intended tone in electronic communication. For exemple, :-) represents a smile.
[Internet] Ex: When they e-mail, people have a growing tendency to use emoticons as a fun way to relay the tone of their messages
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