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re pruh zent

  • v  take the place of or be parallel or equivalent to
  • v  express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol
  • v  be representative or typical for
    This period is represented by Beethoven
  • v  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
  • v  serve as a means of expressing something
    The flower represents a young girl
  • v  be characteristic of
  • v  form or compose
    This sum represents my entire income for a year
  • v  be the defense counsel for someone in a trial
    Ms. Smith will represent the defendant
  • v  create an image or likeness of
    The painter represented his wife as a young girl
  • v  play a role or part
  • v  perform (a play), especially on a stage
  • v  describe or present, usually with respect to a particular quality
    He represented this book as an example of the Russian 19th century novel
  • v  point out or draw attention to in protest or remonstrance
    our parents represented to us the need for more caution
  • v  bring forward and present to the mind
    We cannot represent this knowledge to our formal reason
  • v  to establish a mapping (of mathematical elements or sets)

  • Borrowing some of the mathematics that string theorists invented to plumb the secrets of the physical universe, he has found a way to represent the universe of all possible musical .
  • Not only do we hear him in those trumpet players who represent the present renaissance in jazz Wynton Marsalis, Wallace Roney, Terence Blanchard, Roy Hargrove, Nicholas Payton .
  • They represent the freedom afforded those considered to be citizens in an Apartheid system, while we represent the values of judging each American as an individual.
News & Articles


  • Nouri al-Maliki in International Herald Tribune
    The verdict placed on the heads of the former regime does not represent a verdict for any one person. It is a verdict on a whole dark era that was unmatched in Iraq's history,Nouri al-Maliki said.
  • Barbara Boxer in CNN International
    Dr. Bernanke played a lead role in crafting the Bush administration's economic policies, which led to the current economic crisis,Boxer said. "Our next Federal Reserve chairman must represent a clean break from the failed policies of the...
  • Ben Bernanke in DailyFinance
    As for the financial crisis in the European Union, Bernanke said the actions taken by European leaders "represent a firm commitment to resolve the prevailing stresses and restore market confidence and stability."

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