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Present

To submit for consideration or action. Immediate, not in the future.

Present ability refers to a person's immediate capacity to do an act. A present conveyance is made with the intention that it take effect at once.

In Commercial Paper law, to present a check means to submit it to the drawee for acceptance or payment.

present

(Attendant), adjective accessible, accounted for, adjacent, at close quarters, at hand, available, close, close at hand, close by, convenient, handy, in attendance, in the company of, in the presence of, in the vicinity, in view, near at hand, nearby, nigh, on hand, on the spot, praesens, proximate, unremoved, vicinal, within reach

present

(Current), adjective at hand, at this moment, at this time, attendant, available, contemporaneous, current, existent, existing, extant, going on, here, immediate, in view, instant, latest, living, modern, near, near in time, nigh, on the spot, praesens, present-day, present-time, prevalent, ready, recent, topical, ubiquitary, ubiquitous, unremoved, up-to-date, up-to-the-minute
Associated concepts: clear and present danger, present ability, present consideration, present controversy, present enjoyment, present gift, present interest, present transfer

present

(Introduce), verb demonstrate, disclose, exhibit, expose to view, give an introduction, make acquainted, make an introduction, make known, offer, offer evidence, open to view, propose, put forth, set forth, show, suggest, uncover, unveil
Associated concepts: present a case, present evidence

present

(Make a gift), verb accord, allot, award, bestow, confer, contribute, convey, deed, deliver, dispense, dole out, donare, donate, endow, extend, give, give as a gift, give over, grant, hand, hand over, impart, let have, make over, mete out, munerari, offer, place at one's disposal, proffer, provide, remit, render, supply, tender, vouchsafe

present

(Prefer charges), verb accuse, blame, charge, cite, criminate, fix the responsibility, implicate, impute, lodge a complaint, prefer charges
Associated concepts: present an indictment
See also: actual, adduce, allege, bear, benefit, bestow, confer, contribute, contribution, convey, current, de facto, dedicate, deliver, determine, disclose, display, dole, donation, endow, endowment, endue, exhibit, expose, exposit, express, extant, extend, fund, furnish, gift, give, grant, hold out, impart, initiate, instruct, introduce, largess, leave, manifest, mete, offer, pass, pay, perquisite, phrase, plead, portray, pose, post, produce, pronounce, propose, propound, provide, recite, remark, remit, render, replenish, serve, speak, submit, supply, teach, tender, transfer, unveil

PRESENT. A gift, or wore properly the thing given. It is provided by the constitution of the United States, art. 1, s. 9, n, 7, that "no person holding any office of profit or trust under them, [the United States] shall, without the consent of congress, accept of any present, emolument, or office, or title of any kind whatever, from any king, prince, or foreign state."

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Buber (1970:124) identifies the elements of inclusion, presentness, and commitment where the therapist's striving to imagine and understand the reality and life-world of the client defines the therapeutic relationship.
The two editors describe the contents in the initial chapter: "This book offers a range of case-studies from around the globe--India, Indonesia, the Middle East, North Africa, Spain, the United States--that take up the tangled relationships between religion and politics in the presentness of this globalizing age.
On the other hand, as well as being place-less, television is in effect timeless, operating in a perpetual present: television news is always broadcast 'live', which creates the presentness effect of the news (Moores 1995, Hoskins 2001b:341, 342).
Only where the past and future emerge forth from him is a presentness produced, the ineloquent welcome of erotic mourning.
The redundant formality of Harper's pronouncement, "I stand before you today," serves to immediately emphasize and contrast the progressive presentness of the apology with the distant nineteenth-century origins of the failures to be addressed.
That is a real achievement, a presentness and gift.
The poet had to let the poem take hold with its own directives, and it was only in the presentness of the composition that those directives were fully revealed.
69) His trepidation reflects a wider anxiety: that the liveness, sensuousity, and immediacy of theatrical performance--qualities that might potentially seem to stimulate tension and dis-ease--could rather dispel terror, since inevitably they heighten awareness of presentness for an audience that, paradoxically, widens the gap between spectator "reality" and stage "fiction.
Photography maintains the presentness of the world by accepting our absence from it" (WV 23), writes Cavell, so that our connection with reality through film involves its enactment of our displacement, as if acknowledging our (modern) condition.
We are never just plunged into a merely possible realm by the presentness of Heideggerian Dasein.
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And this leads one to reconsider the presentness of the present tense in which the story begins.