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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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When in the inner sanctum a purple seal is stamped on documents sharp as razor blades whose size has been distorted: when the telephone receivers are brandished like spears: when they ring the bell, then bang the door with their fists: when the soldiers present arms and the executioner puts on his watch, not only does the cow go on giving milk, not only does the chicken lay unbroken eggs: a young woman walks into the field and picks flowers to fill her room with perfume, and a young man goes to town, buys her a ring with a red stone.
The color guard from the ROTC of Providence College will present arms and dedicate the flag.
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What makes this different is that it is extremely unlikely the present arms dumps could now ever find their way into the hands of a new or reconstructed terrorist group.
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