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Synonyms for representˌrɛp rɪˈzɛnt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. represent, stand for, correspond(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    fit, stage, act, mean, typify, play, be, represent, stand for, equate, lay out, signify, tally, agree, defend, comprise, symbolise, hold still for, match, map, exemplify, present, check, make up, correspond, gibe, symbolize, interpret, intend, jibe, constitute

  2. typify, symbolize, symbolise, stand for, represent(verb)

    express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol

    "What does the Statue of Liberty symbolize?"

    Synonyms:
    signify, mean, typify, hold still for, be, represent, play, lay out, stand for, comprise, symbolise, defend, stage, interpret, map, exemplify, correspond, act, symbolize, make up, epitomize, intend, present, epitomise, constitute

  3. represent(verb)

    be representative or typical for

    "This period is represented by Beethoven"

    Synonyms:
    stage, act, typify, play, be, stand for, lay out, defend, comprise, symbolise, map, exemplify, present, make up, correspond, symbolize, interpret, constitute

  4. represent(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    stage, act, typify, play, be, stand for, lay out, defend, comprise, symbolise, map, exemplify, present, make up, correspond, symbolize, interpret, constitute

  5. represent(verb)

    serve as a means of expressing something

    "The flower represents a young girl"

    Synonyms:
    stage, act, typify, play, be, stand for, lay out, defend, comprise, symbolise, map, exemplify, present, make up, correspond, symbolize, interpret, constitute

  6. exemplify, represent(verb)

    be characteristic of

    "This compositional style is exemplified by this fugue"

    Synonyms:
    map, stand for, typify, play, be, represent, instance, lay out, defend, comprise, symbolise, make up, exemplify, correspond, act, illustrate, symbolize, interpret, stage, present, constitute

  7. constitute, represent, make up, comprise, be(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    play, follow, embody, act, found, live, institute, even up, make up, compensate, fabricate, appoint, establish, equal, symbolize, even out, present, lay out, exist, make, pay, incorporate, typify, be, exemplify, form, cost, reconcile, stand for, correct, invent, consist, plant, catch up with, manufacture, counterbalance, defend, represent, stage, conciliate, comprise, patch up, nominate, even off, name, symbolise, interpret, cook up, correspond, personify, contain, constitute, map, pay off, settle

  8. defend, represent(verb)

    be the defense counsel for someone in a trial

    "Ms. Smith will represent the defendant"

    Synonyms:
    fight, stand for, act, typify, play, be, represent, champion, support, guard, hold, defend, comprise, symbolise, interpret, map, fend for, exemplify, maintain, correspond, lay out, make up, symbolize, fight down, fight back, stage, oppose, present, constitute

  9. represent, interpret(verb)

    create an image or likeness of

    "The painter represented his wife as a young girl"

    Synonyms:
    stage, act, construe, typify, play, be, represent, stand for, lay out, rede, defend, comprise, symbolise, translate, map, exemplify, present, understand, make up, correspond, read, symbolize, interpret, render, see, constitute

  10. act, play, represent(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    take on, fiddle, dissemble, interpret, bet, spiel, act, bring, make up, behave, run, symbolize, trifle, play, diddle, meet, lay out, move, roleplay, dally, typify, be, act as, toy, encounter, stand for, playact, flirt, do, make for, wager, represent, stage, exemplify, recreate, pretend, present, comprise, symbolise, work, correspond, constitute, map, wreak, defend

  11. stage, present, represent(verb)

    perform (a play), especially on a stage

    "we are going to stage `Othello'"

    Synonyms:
    portray, act, demo, make up, exhibit, introduce, show, acquaint, deliver, symbolize, present, confront, play, arrange, typify, be, exemplify, gift, stand for, salute, give, defend, represent, lay out, comprise, face, demonstrate, symbolise, interpret, correspond, award, submit, constitute, map, stage, pose

  12. represent(verb)

    describe or present, usually with respect to a particular quality

    "He represented this book as an example of the Russian 19th century novel"

    Synonyms:
    stage, act, typify, play, be, stand for, lay out, defend, comprise, symbolise, map, exemplify, present, make up, correspond, symbolize, interpret, constitute

  13. represent(verb)

    point out or draw attention to in protest or remonstrance

    "our parents represented to us the need for more caution"

    Synonyms:
    stage, act, typify, play, be, stand for, lay out, defend, comprise, symbolise, map, exemplify, present, make up, correspond, symbolize, interpret, constitute

  14. present, represent, lay out(verb)

    bring forward and present to the mind

    "We presented the arguments to him"; "We cannot represent this knowledge to our formal reason"

    Synonyms:
    lay out, portray, act, demo, make up, exhibit, present, show, acquaint, deliver, symbolize, award, confront, array, typify, be, exemplify, gift, stand for, play, give, defend, represent, stage, comprise, salute, pose, face, demonstrate, symbolise, interpret, correspond, set, set up, submit, constitute, map, introduce, set out, range

  15. map, represent(verb)

    to establish a mapping (of mathematical elements or sets)

    Synonyms:
    stand for, map out, typify, play, be, represent, lay out, act, defend, comprise, symbolise, map, exemplify, correspond, make up, symbolize, interpret, stage, present, constitute

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. represent(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    exhibit, show, express

  2. represent(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    delineate, depict, portray, set forth, describe

  3. represent(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    personate, take the part of

  4. represent(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    stand for, stand in the place of


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