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 for represent
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Re-present \Re`-pre*sent"\ (r?`pr?-z?nt"), v. t.
     To present again; as, to re-present the points of an
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Represent \Rep`re*sent"\ (r?p`r?-z?nt"), v. t. [F.
     repr['e]senter, L. repraesentare, repraesentatum; pref. re-
     re- + preesentare to place before, present. See Present, v.
     1. To present again or anew; to present by means of something
        standing in the place of; to exhibit the counterpart or
        image of; to typify.
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              Before him burn
              Seven lamps, as in a zodiac representing
              The heavenly fires.                   --Milton.
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     2. To portray by pictoral or plastic art; to delineate; as,
        to represent a landscape in a picture, a horse in bronze,
        and the like.
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     3. To portray by mimicry or action of any kind; to act the
        part or character of; to personate; as, to represent
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     4. To stand in the place of; to supply the place, perform the
        duties, exercise the rights, or receive the share, of; to
        speak and act with authority in behalf of; to act the part
        of (another); as, an heir represents his ancestor; an
        attorney represents his client in court; a member of
        Congress represents his district in Congress.
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     5. To exhibit to another mind in language; to show; to give
        one's own impressions and judgement of; to bring before
        the mind; to set forth; sometimes, to give an account of;
        to describe.
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              He represented Rizzio's credit with the queen to be
              the chief and only obstacle to his success in that
              demand.                               --Robertson.
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              This bank is thought the greatest load on the
              Genoese, and the managers of it have been
              represented as a second kind of senate. --Addison.
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     6. To serve as a sign or symbol of; as, mathematical symbols
        represent quantities or relations; words represent ideas
        or things.
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     7. To bring a sensation of into the mind or sensorium; to
        cause to be known, felt, or apprehended; to present.
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              Among these. Fancy next
              Her office holds; of all external things
              Which he five watchful senses represent,
              She forms imaginations, aery shapes.  --Milton.
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     8. (Metaph.) To form or image again in consciousness, as an
        object of cognition or apprehension (something which was
        originally apprehended by direct presentation). See
        Presentative, 3.
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              The general capability of knowledge necessarily
              requires that, besides the power of evoking out of
              unconsciousness one portion of our retained
              knowledge in preference to another, we posses the
              faculty of representing in consciousness what is
              thus evoked . . . This representative Faculty is
              Imagination or Phantasy.              --Sir. W.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: take the place of or be parallel or equivalent to; "Because
           of the sound changes in the course of history, an 'h' in
           Greek stands for an 's' in Latin" [syn: represent, stand
           for, correspond]
      2: express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol;
         "What does the Statue of Liberty symbolize?" [syn: typify,
         symbolize, symbolise, stand for, represent]
      3: be representative or typical for; "This period is represented
         by Beethoven"
      4: 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"
      5: serve as a means of expressing something; "The flower
         represents a young girl"
      6: be characteristic of; "This compositional style is
         exemplified by this fugue" [syn: exemplify, represent]
      7: form or compose; "This money is my only income"; "The stone
         wall was the backdrop for the performance"; "These constitute
         my entire belonging"; "The children made up the chorus";
         "This sum represents my entire income for a year"; "These few
         men comprise his entire army" [syn: constitute,
         represent, make up, comprise, be]
      8: be the defense counsel for someone in a trial; "Ms. Smith
         will represent the defendant" [syn: defend, represent]
         [ant: prosecute]
      9: create an image or likeness of; "The painter represented his
         wife as a young girl" [syn: represent, interpret]
      10: play a role or part; "Gielgud played Hamlet"; "She wants to
          act Lady Macbeth, but she is too young for the role"; "She
          played the servant to her husband's master" [syn: act,
          play, represent]
      11: perform (a play), especially on a stage; "we are going to
          stage `Othello'" [syn: stage, present, represent]
      12: describe or present, usually with respect to a particular
          quality; "He represented this book as an example of the
          Russian 19th century novel"
      13: point out or draw attention to in protest or remonstrance;
          "our parents represented to us the need for more caution"
      14: bring forward and present to the mind; "We presented the
          arguments to him"; "We cannot represent this knowledge to
          our formal reason" [syn: present, represent, lay out]
      15: to establish a mapping (of mathematical elements or sets)
          [syn: map, represent]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  190 Moby Thesaurus words for "represent":
     act a part, act between, act for, act out, affect, answer for,
     appear for, arbitrate, assert, back up, bargain, betoken,
     body forth, brandish, breathe, bring forth, bring forward,
     bring into view, bring out, bring to life, bring to notice,
     call to mind, call up, catch a likeness, change places with,
     character, characterize, chart, commission, conjure up, copy,
     create a role, crowd out, cut out, dangle, define, delineate,
     demonstrate, denote, depict, deputize, describe, develop, diagram,
     disclose, displace, display, divulge, double for, draft, dramatize,
     draw, emblematize, embody, enact, envisage, envision, epitomize,
     evidence, evince, evoke, exemplify, exhibit, expose to view,
     express, fill in for, flaunt, flourish, front for, ghost,
     ghostwrite, give sign, give token, give words to, go between,
     highlight, hint, hit off, illuminate, illustrate, image, imitate,
     impersonate, incarnate, indicate, intercede, intermediate,
     interpose, interpret, intervene, judge, just see, limn, make clear,
     make plain, make terms, manifest, map, masquerade as, materialize,
     mean, mediate, meet halfway, mimic, mirror, moderate, narrate,
     negotiate, notate, note, objectify, outline, paint, parade,
     perform, personalize, personate, personify, picture, picturize,
     pinch-hit, pinch-hit for, play a part, play a role, play opposite,
     portray, pose as, present, pretend, pretend to be, print, produce,
     put forth, realize, referee, reflect, register, relate, relieve,
     render, replace, report, reproduce, reveal, roll out, rub,
     schematize, see, set forth, show, show forth, signify, sketch,
     speak for, spell, spell off, spotlight, stand for, stand in for,
     state, step in, subrogate, substitute, substitute for, succeed,
     suggest, summon up, supersede, supplant, support, sustain a part,
     swap places with, symbolize, take a part, take a rubbing, token,
     trace, trace out, trace over, treat with, trot out, typify, umpire,
     understudy, understudy for, unfold, vision, visualize, wave,

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