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Represent

To exhibit or expose; to appear in the character of.

When an item is represented, it is produced publicly. To represent an individual means to stand in his or her place, acting as his or her substitute or attorney.

represent

v. 1) to act as the agent for another. 2) to act as a client's attorney. 3) the state something as a fact, such as "I tell you this horse is only four years old." 4) to allege a fact in court, as "I represent to the court, that we will present six witnesses," "We represent that this is the final contract between the parties." (See: representation)

represent

(Portray), verb adumbrate, characterize, connote, delineate, denote, depict, designate, evoke, exprimere, illustrate, image, indicate, mean, picture, show, signify, stand for, symbolize, typify

represent

(Substitute), verb act, act as broker, act as delegate, act for, act in place of, act on behalf of, act vicariiusly, appear for, be ambassador for, be an agent for, be attorney for, be deputy for, be proxy for, be spokesman for, replace, speak for, stand in the place of, take the part of
Associated concepts: agency, represent a client's interests, represent a defendant, represent a principal
See also: adduce, advise, bare, bear, characterize, communicate, comport, comprehend, connote, construe, convey, copy, delineate, denote, depict, draw, exemplify, illustrate, impersonate, lobby, manifest, portray, purport, render, replace, signify, simulate, specify

TO REPRESENT. To exhibit; to expose before the eyes: to represent a thing is to produce it publicly. Dig. 10, 4, 2, 3.

References in classic literature ?
Very well, my worthy harpooner, if some vertebrate, several hundred yards long, and large in proportion, can maintain itself in such depths-- of those whose surface is represented by millions of square inches, that is by tens of millions of pounds, we must estimate the pressure they undergo.
One of these worthies--a tall, lank figure, brandishing a rusty sword of immense longitude--purported to be no less a personage than General George Washington; and the other principal officers of the American army, such as Gates, Lee, Putnam, Schuyler, Ward and Heath, were represented by similar scarecrows.
He was followed by a noble-looking personage in a curled wig, such as are represented in the portraits of Queen Anne's time and earlier; and the breast of his coat was decorated with an embroidered star.
But this discovery gives us three new letters, o, u and g, represented by ‡ ?
They represented that the season was rapidly advancing; the weather for some days had been extremely cold; the mountains were already almost impassable from snow, and would soon present effectual barriers.
The scene of the third act represented a palace in which many candles were burning and pictures of knights with short beards hung on the walls.
Of course, one sees all that," she thought, meaning that one sees that he is big and burly, and has a great booming voice, and a fist and a will of his own; "but--" here she slipped into a fine analysis of him which is best represented by one word, "sentimental," by which she meant that he was never simple and honest about his feelings.
In these, instead or representing real people, the actors represented thoughts, feelings and deeds, good and bad.
Let A to L represent the species of a genus large in its own country; these species are supposed to resemble each other in unequal degrees, as is so generally the case in nature, and as is represented in the diagram by the letters standing at unequal distances.
The Socratic method is nominally retained; and every inference is either put into the mouth of the respondent or represented as the common discovery of him and Socrates.
For example, if the whole target is represented by the fungus family and the bull's eye by mushrooms, a vague thought which can only hit the target as a whole is not much use from a culinary point of view.
In so far as they were out of the ordinary and were not mere common workingmen such as carpenters and laundrymen, they represented romance.